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AONN+ Annual 2020

FRI07 - General Session 6 | Health Disparities in Rural Communities

Nov 6, 2020 1:30pm ‐ Nov 6, 2020 2:45pm


This session will discuss the current landscape of the underserved and underinsured cancer population in the oncology setting. The audience will be informed about the current barriers and challenges working with disparate populations and how to develop sustainable processes to meet deliver high quality care to these patients. There will be an opportunity to have open dialogue with the faculty presenter to discuss current system challenges and opportunities for improvement.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define the role of the oncology navigator working with the multi-disciplinary team to deliver the quality care to disparate populations within the oncology setting.
  • Discuss the challenges faced by disparate populations accessing and receiving quality care
  • Describe the role of the oncology administrator to develop and support the program’s outreach and services for the underserved populations.
  • Describe the model for developing a resource-friendly, effective manner in which patients can access and utilize services to address their complex issues.


  • Frances Ford, RN, Health Care Coordinator, Perry County, Alabama Executive Director, Sowing Seeds of Hope, Perry County Sowing Seeds of Hope

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