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Unidas por Vida y Salud: Increasing Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening in El Paso

Evidence-based approaches to increase breast and cervical cancer screening recommended by the Guide to Community Preventive Services, includes use of small media materials and both one-on-one delivered education and group education. El Paso's Cancer and Chronic Disease Consortium (CCDC) proposed to adapt and enhance a breast and cervical cancer education and referral to screening program that comprises some evidence-based strategies including one-on-one and group education delivered by promotoras (or community health workers). The CCDC's longtime experience in implementing a promotora-based program including a training curriculum in the community has been successful. However, during this time we have also identified gaps in the curriculum that need to be addressed to make the program stronger. The proposed project has expanded the current curriculum by including two other evidence-based strategies recommended by the Community Guide: small media and client reminders. The small media was incorporated into the group and one-on-one education sessions, building on the success of the existing program. In addition, client reminders were established for the full cycle of service, when applicable - including reminders for appointments for screening, diagnostic,and treatment.

To determine the effectiveness of the screening education, navigation and service delivery program, all women enrolled in the program from El Paso were included. Within this evaluation group of program participants, we will compare screening outcomes of women recruited from El Paso as the early intervention site, with screening outcomes of women recruited from other sections of El Paso as the delayed intervention site (comparison group). To assess program effectiveness we will compare screening outcomes of women who received the intervention with screening outcomes of women who had not received the program yet (delayed intervention group/comparison group). The final evaluation of the impact of the program on increasing screening uptake for breast and cervical cancer among non-adherent women will be led by the UTSPH investigators on the team.

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Desafío de vida saludable

9/18/18 - Anime a sus hijos a tomar el Desafío de vida saludable. Estos calendarios están llenos de desafíos de nutrición y actividad física para mantener a sus hijos saludables durante el año.