Dialogue for Action® is an annual national conference that brings a diversity of stakeholders together to discuss the best ways to reinforce cancer screening, prevention and risk reduction initiatives in their communities. The Wednesday through Friday schedule is packed with unique opportunities for participants to immerse themselves in engaging presentations, facilitated conversations, relationship building and more.
Addressing equal access to preventive care in Tunisia, Apr. 4, 2017
As a member of the Tunisian Association for Defending the Right to Health, Dr. Amna Khalfaoui plans to travel from North Africa to attend this year’s Dialogue for Action® conference. Read about the challenges Tunisia faces in improving health care and what she’s most looking to take home with her from this year’s Dialogue in her blog post. Read more
Come to Dialogue with Aetna Foundation’s Garth Graham, Mar. 9, 2017
Garth Graham, MD, MPH, will deliver the opening keynote address at the Dialogue for Action® conference. We talked to Dr. Graham about his work to improve health equity across the country. Read more
Why you should attend the 2017 Dialogue for Action®, Feb. 24, 2017
We are two months away from the 19th annual Dialogue for Action® on Cancer Screening & Prevention. This cutting-edge conference is being held in an exciting new location, the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, right outside Washington, D.C. Read more
Interview with Kathleen M. Schmeler, M.D.: No woman should die of cervical cancer, Jan. 19, 2017
In the United States, cervical cancer is becoming less common thanks to increased vaccinations, improved screening rates and better treatments. But incidence and death rates remain high among women in underserved areas across the country. Read more
More About the Dialogue for Action® National Conference
The Dialogue for Action® is a program focused on increasing cancer screening as part of a comprehensive and coordinated cancer prevention strategy through:
Since 1999, 17 states and 10 American Indian/Alaska Native teams have participated in the Dialogue process to increase capacity for CRC screening in their respective communities — whether large or small, and rural or urban. Outcomes of the projects have included statewide media campaigns, dissemination of tools for office reminder systems, support for CRC legislation and culturally appropriate educational materials.
The Dialogue emphasizes evidence-based cancer screening according to guidelines. All participants are encouraged to take the dialogue back to their communities and workplaces to promote appropriate screening.
In past years, the focus of the Dialogue has been on colorectal cancer screening. Since 2013, the Dialogue for Action® expanded to include the mandated guidelines-driven cancer screenings (colorectal, cervical, breast and now lung cancer screenings) and also covered issues related to other cancer screenings (prostate, oral and skin).
The conference features a mix of state-of-the-art presentations and interactive, dynamic “conversations” among participants. The Dialogue equips participants with concrete tools and effective strategies for use in both clinical and public health settings.
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