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Keywords

Cancer – Prevention; Colon (Anatomy) – Cancer; Colorectal Cancer; Discrimination in medical care; Discrimination in medical education; Freire; Health Disparities; Health education; Minorities — Medical care; Rectum – Cancer; Urban poor – Medical care

Abstract

This paper briefly introduces Freire’s philosophy of education, as well as examples of how this philosophy can be used in health education. Concepts from Freire’s work are highlighted along with how they are applicable to educating adults about colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, a health behavior that is less prevalent among poor and minority populations. Concepts highlighted in Freire’s writing can be directly applied to reducing disparities in health.