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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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First 2013 Ventanilla de Salud Móvil

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This past Saturday March 2nd and Sunday March 3rd, we had our First Ventanilla de Salud Móvil (Mobile Health Window) for the 2013 calendar year in Southwest Kansas. The event was held at the Hoover Pavilion in Dodge City, KS.

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Juntos, HLK, and El Centro Launch Breast Cancer Awareness Radio Campaign

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As part of the National Football League-American Cancer Society “A Crucial Catch” initiative on breast cancer education in Wyandotte County, Juntos and Healthy Living Kansas in collaboration with El Centro Inc. have launched a radio campaign to disseminate breast cancer education among women in our Latino community. The goal of the campaign is to empower women to take an active role in the care of their health; particularly to take actions to decrease their risk … Continue reading

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2012 Binational Health Week in Kansas City, KS

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From Oct. 9 to Oct. 12, various community-based organizations, health care providers, and volunteers came together at the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City to promote health education initiatives, provide immunizations and medical screenings to people without medical insurance.  The Secretary of Health and Foreign Affairs of Mexico and the Institute of Mexicans Abroad were some of the main partners for Binational Health Week. Juntos Center joined the community and government efforts to bring in three … Continue reading

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2012 Binational Health Week in SW Kansas

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                               To download the 2012 Calendar of Binational Health Week events in Southwest Kansas, please click on this link: 2012 BHW events in Southwest Kansas Thursday, October 11th, 2012: Town Hall Meeting in Liberal, KS:  Invitacion a la Junta con Comunidad en Liberal Blog Posted by Mercedes Saint-Elin

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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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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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Cancer 101 Session with Promotores de Salud in Liberal, KS

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A Cancer 101 training, Aprendámos sobre el Cáncer, was conducted in Spanish with 20 Promotores de Salud at UMMAM Care Center in Liberal, Kansas, on Monday, April 9th, 2012 by Dr. Paula Cupertino and co-facilitator Mercedes Saint-Elin.

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