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JUNTOS and Radio La Mexicana Promoting Health Education in Southwest Kansas

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JUNTOS and Radio La Mexicana Promoting Health Education in Southwest Kansas

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For the past two years, JUNTOS has been partnering with Radio La Mexicana 101.5 and 92.2, a leading Latino media venue in Southwest Kansas, to promote health education programs, Ventanilla de Salud events, and Consulado móviles in Kansas. Moreover, Arturo Ponce, Ventanilla de Salud outreach worker, has been at the radio discussing different topics including Seguro Popular, Community health Screening events etc.

The first Wednesday of the month, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PMWith the support of Radio La Mexicana, JUNTOS have launched a public awareness campaign to disseminate information about cancer research studies among recent Latino immigrants in southwest Kansas.  

Since October 2012, listeners from Radio La Mexicana in Garden City and Liberal  have heard the conversations of “Maria and Ruperta” and “Chano y Chon,” which are the two PSAs created by Promotores de Salud from Liberal.

The PSAs cover daily conversations from Mexicans immigrants, “the American Dream”, and introduce the concept of cancer research studies, the National Cancer Institute’s phone number (1-800-4-CANCER) and the local contact information for the Ventanilla de Salud in Kansas.  Earlier this year, Promotores completed a cancer 101 and a cancer research studies programs, as well as a social media campaign training.

Special thanks to Enrique Rodriguez (picture) from radio La Mexicana, who met with Arturo Ponce, Mercedes Saint-Elin, and Yasmin Reyna Blanco and offered to produce the two PSAs in a very short timeframe.

To listen to the PSAs, please click below:

Maria and RupertaPSA 1 PONCE

Chano y ChonPSA 2 PONCE

We are looking for much more to come!

 

¡GRACIAS RADIO MEXICANA!

 

¡MUCHAS GRACIAS ENRIQUE!

Posted by Mercedes Saint-Elin

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