Third Session of the Cancer Research Studies Training in Southwest Kansas

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Third Session of the Cancer Research Studies Training in Southwest Kansas

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Promotores de Salud of Southwest Kansas took part in training sessions entitled Participating in Cancer Research Studies that were conducted in Spanish on Monday, June 4 and Friday, June 22, 2012 at UMMAM Care Center in Liberal, Kansas. Training facilitators were Dr. Paula Cupertino, Juntos Director, and Mercedes Saint-Elin.

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Ventanilla de Salud in Southwest Kansas receives additional support from Mexican Government

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KU Endowment Media Release KANSAS CITY, Kan. — An award from the government of Mexico for the University of Kansas Medical Center addresses health disparities of Latinos in southwest Kansas. This will provide support for the medical center’s Juntos Center for Advancing Latino Health.

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Visiting Tyson Foods in Finney County

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Moving forward with the Ventanilla de Salud Móvil in Kansas, Juntos director Paula Cupertino and Juntos partners were invited to visit Tyson Foods, Inc. in Finney County, Kansas. Dr. Paula Cupertino and Cielo Fernandez from El Centro, Inc. met and had lunch with Tyson Foods’ officials to start planning health outreach activities. This initiative will bring health outreach programs to a workforce that is mostly comprised of Latino immigrants.

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Overcoming Barriers to Promote Cancer Education

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Juntos Center for Advancing Latino Health is overcoming the barrier of participation by conducting additional cancer education training sessions at different times and days of the week at popular community locations.  The cancer education program has become so popular that several community leaders are calling to ask if the training can also be offered during the evenings.  

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Cancer Research Studies Training in Liberal, Kansas

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After the Cancer 101 training, Aprendámos sobre el Cáncer, held on Monday, April 09, 2012, Promotores de Salud participated in a training session entitled Empowering the Community to Ask Questions about Cancer Research Studies that was conducted in Spanish on Monday, May 07, 2012 at UMMAM Care Center in Liberal, Kansas. 

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