Jan. 12 legislative briefing in Sacramento: “Breaking the Barriers to Breast Cancer Care: Exploring Policy Options”

[ Posted on January 5th, 2017 by Center Communications | No Comments » ]

One in eight women in the country will develop breast cancer. Yet from narrow provider networks to cultural and linguistic obstacles, serious barriers exist for women seeking breast cancer treatment in California.

At this Jan. 12 public legislative briefing in Sacramento, co-sponsored by the California Latino Legislative Caucus, researchers from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research will present findings from a new statewide study on obstacles to breast cancer care.

Please join us to learn how we can tear down the barriers to high-quality breast cancer care in California.

What: “Breaking the Barriers to Breast Cancer Care: Exploring policy options”​
Speakers:​ Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), Ninez Ponce, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research Associate Director; Sarah de Guia, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) Executive Director; A.J. Scheitler, study co-author, UCLA Center for Health Policy
Date: ​Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017
Time:​ 12:30 p.m. registration; ​1-2 p.m. briefing
Location:​ ​Room 4203, State Capitol Building, 1315 10th Street, Sacramento 95814 [map]

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the UCLA Center for Cancer Prevention & Control Research partnered on the study, funded by the California Breast Cancer Research Program.

For more information, contact A.J. Scheitler at ajscheitler@ucla.edu

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