Cancer Health Equity Lecture To Focus on First Nations & Indigenous Communities

Dr. Rodney Haring

Guest lecturer Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, shares his expertise in "Building Cancer Care Collaboratives for the Seventh Generation" — part of a lecture series hosted by the new Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership

SAICEP Haring LectureOn Nov. 17, the Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership (SAICEP) — a unique collaboration initiated by the community outreach and engagement teams of Duke Cancer Institute, Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center  — will host Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW, for a virtual lecture titled “Building Cancer Care Collaboratives for the Seventh Generation.”

Haring is director of the Center for Indigenous Cancer Research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center; an associate professor of Oncology; a research faculty member with the Center’s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, Department of Cancer Prevention and Control; and adjunct faculty at the Native American Research and Training Center, University of Arizona. He holds a doctoral degree in social work and has more than 15 years of experience as a social worker.

The SAICEP is focused on understanding and addressing the cancer-related health needs of American Indian communities in the cancer centers' catchment areas and beyond.

In Haring's Nov. 17 talk, which is targeted at academic researchers and clinicians, he will discuss how treaty and wampum conversations have impacted the cancer care of Indigenous populations. Building on this foundation, he will describe how to create culturally congruent practices that will improve the quality of research and care to benefit Native Nations. Additionally, he will lead attendees in thinking about new ways to work together to provide sustainable cancer care for succeeding generations.

Haring’s research interests lie at the intersection of eliminating disparities and encouraging resiliency within First Nations and Indigenous societies. He is an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians (Beaver Clan), a resident of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in New York, and the lead delegate for a historic MoU between Roswell Park and Indian Health Services whose common mission is addressing health burdens in Indigenous communities. Haring was previously a fellow at the National Congress of American Indians and Mayo Clinic and served as a delegate on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, American Indian and Alaska Native Health Research Advisory Council.

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize and discuss treaty conversations in cancer care through Native Nation, Cancer Center, and Federal relationships including collaboratives with adjacent rural, suburban, and urban intersections.
  • Conceptualize how to build culturally congruent practices of quality improvement round tables, program evaluation, and research programming towards Native Nation beneficence.
  • Practice dream storming towards co-creating sustainable cancer care collectives towards healthy generations.

REGISTER for the live lecture (to be held via Zoom from noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 17) and LEARN ABOUT opportunities for credit (including NCPD/CNE CE) through the UNC Lineberger Cancer Network Learning Portal. A recording of the lecture will be available at a later date through the portal.

This lecture is co-provided with the Greensboro Area Health Education Center


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