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A.M.I.G.A. Promotoras de Salud Helping Latinas get Access for Breast Cancer Screening

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In an effort to eliminate disparities in breast cancer among Latina women, Juntos and Viva Saludable en Kansas launched the A.M.I.G.A. program in January 2014; funded by the American Cancer Society and the National Football League. The program aims to … Continue reading

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Juntos Preventing Teen Pregnancy Among Latinas in Rural Kansas

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Teen pregnancy is a public health concern that has serious implications in teen’s lives and the community where they live. The problem is accentuated in underserved communities such as rural areas with high concentration of Latinos. In Liberal Kansas, for … Continue reading

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Enroll Wyandotte! Helping the Latino community enroll for healthcare

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The Enroll Wyandotte health fair and enrollment event was held on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Memorial Hall, 600 N. 7th St., in Kansas City, Kansas.  At the event, people had the opportunity to meet with certified ACA counselors, health plan … Continue reading

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“A Crucial Catch Day” at Samuel U. Rodgers

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On October 25, 2014 Juntos held “A Crucial Catch Day” at Samuel U. Rodgers. The health fair was organized by Mariana Ramirez and her team of Promotoras. “A Crucial Catch Day” was planned to be a day for women to … Continue reading

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2014 Binational Health Week

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Another year Juntos joins efforts with the Mexican consulate in Kansas City, MO for Binational Health Week (BHW) activities. BHW is the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the health and well-being of the underserved Latino population living … Continue reading

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Ventanilla de Salud in Liberal

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On July 26th through the 27th Ventanilla de Salud held a health fair in Liberal, Kansas. This year, KUMC medical students, nursing, and nutrition students from Allied Health were able to attend and help out at the fair. Services that … Continue reading

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Ventanilla de Salud – Touchdown Family Fest

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On July 19th Truman Medical Center had their annual “Touchdown Family Fest: Health & Wellness Extravaganza” at the Arrowhead stadium. Free health services included Adult/Children’s Physicals, Vision/Hearing Screenings, Dental exams, Clinical Breast exams, and much more. The Ventanilla de Salud … Continue reading

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Dr. Cupertino, 2014 Community Engagement Award Winner

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Paula Cupertino, Ph.D., associate professor in Preventive Medicine and Public Health, and director of JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health, was named the 2014 winner of the Faculty Award for Scholarship in Community Engagement. This award recognizes Dr. Cupertino’s excellence in developing, implementing … Continue reading

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Mexican Consulate gives JUNTOS a check to support Ventanilla de Salud

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On May 15th the Mexican Consulate awarded JUNTOS a check to support the Ventanilla de Salud. The Ventanilla de Salud in Kansas is a health outreach program that provides Latino families with health information, free health screenings, and health insurance information. … Continue reading

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Ventanilla de Salud in Great Bend

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On April 26-27, the Ventanilla de Salud worked alongside the Mexican Consulate in a health fair held in Garden City. People had the opportunity to get a health screening (BMI, glucose, and blood pressure checked) while they waited to get their matriculas, visas, and passports … Continue reading

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