Cancer Screening and Prevention through an Intergenerational Intervention Using an Indigenous Approach - SPOC

Forming relationships and partnerships with tribal communities are crucial in addressing cancer health disparities among American Indian & Alaska Native populations. Dr. Myra Parker and Craig Dee describe how established trust and relationships with tribal entities led to the development and implementation of tribally-driven strategies to address cancer among Washington State Tribes.

Target Audience

These courses are intended for medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists, hematologists, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physician assistants, radiologic technologists, researchers, pharmacists, trainees, allied health personnel, and others who are interested in care for patients and survivors in North Carolina.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe strategies that develops a process to support the selection of evidence-based interventions and identify approaches to adapt the interventions to ensure a strong and contextual fit with tribal communities.
  • Discuss the process of confirming data collection efforts with Tribal Epidemiology Centers given the history of research participation among tribal communities.
  • Describe the CBPR process to reach out to Tribal Epidemiology Centers, establish trust, and build relationships between Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and tribal entities.


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Myra Parker, PhD, JD, MPH 

Myra Parker, PhD, JD, MPH

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
School of Medicine, University of Washington

Director, Seven Directions: A Center for Indigenous Public Health

Indigenous Populations Faculty Lead
Office of Community Engagement
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Craig Dee, PhD, JD, MPH 

Craig Dee, MPH(c)

Community Health Educator for Indigenous Populations
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Presenter Disclosure Information

Myra Parker, PhD, JD, MPH and Craig Dee, MPH(c), have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies as defined by the ACCME.

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