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Empowering Promotores de Salud as partners in cancer education and research in rural Southwest Kansas

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One of our project efforts in SW Kansas was published in the Oncology Nursing Forum this past January 2015. Here is a copy of the article!    

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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 decrease the incidence of breast cancer among Latina women by providing information about breast cancer (particularly breast physiology, screening, risk factors and prevention) and to encourage women to utilize free and/or low-cost breast cancer screening … 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 pamper themselves and learn about different services. Services that were offered include BMI, glucose, and blood pressure tests, flu vaccines, nail art, chair massages, Zumba, nutrition education, and one-on-one education in breast cancer. 21 mammograms … 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 in the United States.  

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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 was able to take part in this year’s health fair and provided health screenings to 27 participants. Juntos volunteers measured BMI and blood pressure while A.M.I.G.As Lucia Martinez and Gloria Martinez gave breast cancer educational … 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. This additional funding will help ensure that the Ventanilla de Salud continues to help Latino families in rural Kansas. We are very grateful for all the support we have received from the Mexican Consulate.

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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 prepared by the Mexican Consulate. Other services that were offered were Nutritional information, Dermascan/ Cancer information, Pediatric evaluations, and fluoride treatments for children. Health outreach worker Arturo Ponce, Dr. Paula Cupertino, Liliana Abdualla-Martinez, Idaima Calderon, Jeheili … Continue reading

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Ventanilla de Salud in Garden City

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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 prepared by the Mexican Consulate.  

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Ventanilla de Salud in Wichita

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On Saturday March 22nd, the Ventanilla de Salud worked alongside the Mexican Consulate in a health fair held in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in 430 N Broadway St. Wichita, KS 67202 from 9AM to 4PM.People had the opportunity to get their BMI, glucose, and blood pressure checked while they waited to get their matriculas, visas, and passports prepared by the Mexican Consulate.

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AMIGAs at the Consulate

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The AMIGA project is off to a great start this year with the AMIGAs having sessions at Duchesne, Cabot, and Mexican Consulate, educating women about breast cancer and mammography and referring them to screening services if eligible. March 3rd the AMIGAs had a group session at St. John the Evangelist catholic church in the Argentine area of KCK, where they met up with women in the area to talk about issues involving breast cancer and … Continue reading

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