Christiana Care Health System - Latina Outreach for Cancer Prevention
What is it?
For the past seven years, Christiana Care has hosted “Latinas Fuertes Y Saludables – Latinas: Strong and Healthy.” This annual conference, held entirely in Spanish, is conducted by Christiana Care outreach and education staff in partnership with several community agencies. Christiana Care also implemented a promotoras program – lay Hispanic/Latina community members who receive specialized training to provide basic health education to community members.
Who is it for?
Latina women in the Wilmington area.
Why do they do it?
The conference and promotoras training are strategies to connect the Hispanic community to services provided at Christiana Care.
In 2012, more than 200 women attended the conference, during which 82 participants had cholesterol and diabetes screenings. Eleven women had mammograms at a mobile testing van, 117 stopped by the HIV booth and eight individuals were tested. In addition, 90 attendees received flu shots and 100 had their blood pressure checked. Three promotoras training sessions were held.
Contact: Nora C. Katurakes, RN, MSN, OCN
Manager, Community Health Outreach & Education
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