Latinas Contra Cancer is raising awareness about cancer in the Latino community, increasing access to quality care, working to decrease mortality rates and improving the quality of the health care experience.
Latinas Contra Cancer provides culturally and linguistically sensitive education and support that encourages informed decision making, patient empowerment, the diminishing of myths, and open dialogue free from shame and judgment. This results in increased instances of early detection, screening, and testing. Our health education program not only provides access to services that might not otherwise be accessed, it also reduces health disparities that can have long-lasting repercussions.
Our Health Education events use interactive info tables or Cancer Education Bingos (similar to “Loteria”) to teach facts and dispel cancer myths or misinformation common in the Latino community. We aim to influence personal knowledge, behavior and attitudes toward cancer prevention, supporting prevention and early detection through culturally and linguistically specific education and navigation, and by utilizing partners to assist with event recruitment and follow-up.
After attending one of our education events, participants will better understand how to lower their cancer risk and can ensure they are caught up on their screening per age guidelines and on top of their care. They can do this on their own from what they learn from LCC or through direct navigation from our team.
If you’re interested in a training, or hosting a Bingo Educational Event at your agency, school, church, or site please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408-280-0811.
You can also order the Bingo Training Program and/or bingo supplies at the number and email above.
PSA on HPV Vaccines with County Superintendent Dr. Mary Ann Dewan
Radio Interview with El Pollo on Radio Laza featuring LCC Board Chair Sandra Madrigal and Coordinator of Health Education Coral Yang