The University of Kansas has been offered a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Brazil in Public Health

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The University of Kansas has been offered a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Brazil in Public Health

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: ECA Press Office Telephone: 202-632-6445 Date: 05/06/15 Kirsten Devin Receives Fulbright Award Kirsten Devin of The University of Kansas has been offered a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Brazil in Public Health, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently. Devin is one of over 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2015-2016 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student … Continue reading

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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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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 instance, teen pregnancy rates are very high, sometimes 3 times higher than the national average. In an effort to address this social and health disparity, Dr. Barral at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Dr. Cupertino at … 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 representatives, and other community agencies. Services that were offered included assistance  with health insurance enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace in English and in Spanish, health screenings (BMI, blood pressure, and glucose), and breast cancer … 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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