Promise and Presumption: Implementing Lay Healthworkers in Historically Underserved Communities

Wednesday, October 28th
1:00pm1:40pm

About the Session

In order to deliver compassionate, high-quality care for historically underserved communities, we must disrupt the healthcare system. Lay healthworkers have a clear understanding of the needs in their communities, making them uniquely qualified to play an important role in care delivery. This session will feature experts with experience in implementing lay healthworkers as members of cancer care teams. We will explore the lessons learned from this project, identify opportunities for positive disruption and examine the policy considerations relevant to this effort.

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Presented By

Elizabeth Kvale, MD, MSPH

Associate Professor
Dell Medical School, UT Austin

Myeisha Hutchinson

Congressional Staff; Former Cancer Navigator
Office of U.S. House Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL); Deep South Cancer Network