A planning committee will plan and host a 1.5-day public workshop that will examine opportunities, methods, and strategies to improve the communication of information about cancer care at the level of the clinic visit, the health care organization, and the community. The workshop will feature invited presentations and panel discussions on topics that may include
- Strategies and best practices for health care professionals to improve the communication of evidence-based information regarding cancer risk, prevention, detection, or treatment to patients and their families;
- Effective communication strategies to build trust and counter inaccurate information about cancer, especially given the evolving nature of the evidence base and the increasing complexity of cancer care;
- Opportunities to tailor messaging strategies and information about cancer to meet the needs of diverse populations; and
- Procedures, policies, and programs at the organizational level to assess and consistently address the diverse health literacy needs of patients and their families.
The committee will develop the agenda for the workshop sessions, select and invite speakers and discussants, and moderate the discussions. A proceedings of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.
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