Cancer Resources . . .
- http://www.cancer.gov/ National Cancer Institute (NCI). The National Cancer Institute is the nation's primary agency for cancer research, and their web site provides information about cancer, clinical trials, statistics, research programs, funding and more.
- http://www.cancer.gov/espanol National Cancer Institute's (NCI) New Spanish Web Site. The NCI is committed to reducing cancer health disparities by making cancer information readily available to underserved populations. The Web site features themes of prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship. Highlights of the Web site include 1) information organized by types of cancer, 2) myths and beliefs, 3) support and resources in your community, and 4) dictionary of cancer terms.
- http://healthservices.cancer.gov/cancors/ Cancer Care Outcomes Research & Surveillance Consortium (CanCORS). Funded by the NCI, this five-year program is a collaboration of seven teams of investigators from around the U.S. seeking to evaluate the quality of cancer care in this country. The goal of the CanCORS Consortium is to examine the care delivered to population-based cohorts of newly diagnosed patients with lung and colorectal cancer in multiple regions of the country and to assess outcomes associated with that care.
- http://cis.nci.nih.gov/ Cancer Information Service (CIS). 1-800-4-CANCER The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Cancer Information Service is a national information and education network. The CIS is a free public service of the NCI.
- http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp?level=0 American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health network of services and organization fighting cancer by providing education and support, with resources for family, friends and professionals.
- http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/natlcancerdata.htm#all Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. The CDC is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people and serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of people in the United States.
- http://www.livestrong.org/espanol The Lance Armstrong Foundation recently launched www.livestrong.org/espanol. This Spanish-language website provides information on the common physical, emotional and day-to-day concerns of Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors. In addition to cancer information, the website includes sixteen videos of Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors sharing their experiences with cancer.
- http://www.texascancercouncil.org/texascancerplan/index.html Texas Cancer Plan 2005. A statewide blueprint for cancer prevention and control, the Texas Cancer Plan is a consensus-based, strategic document for public and private sector cancer control initiatives. This comprehensive approach can help Texans reduce the cancer burden in their community and throughout Texas.
- http://crchd.nci.nih.gov/news/newsletter.html Equal Access Newsletter. The NCI's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities publishes a quarterly newsletter that examines the burden of cancer, which is often greater for the poor, ethnic minorities, and the uninsured than for the general population.
- http://www.fbccrf.org/ Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation (FBCCRF). Affiliated with the National Breast Cancer Coalition, the FBCCRF is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the eradication of breast cancer through advocacy, education and research.
- http://www.espanol.asbestos.com Asbestos.com – The Leading Mesothelioma Cancer Resource. Exposure to asbestos has proven to result in a wide range of health conditions, including mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that attacks the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen. This rare form of cancer is almost exclusively caused by asbestos exposure. As the leading asbestos and mesothelioma resource, Asbestos.com offers more than 3000 pages of the most comprehensive and cutting edge information on the Web, including information for Spanish speakers. This information is also available in English at http://www.asbestos.com/.
National Organizations of Hispanics . . .
- http://www.nhmamd.org/ The National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing 36,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. The mission of the organization is to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved populations.
- http://www.nclr.org National Council of La Raza. Health section includes generally health news and illnesses that effect Hispanics and a list of the projects that it is working on. There is also a list of publications that they provide on health.
- http://latino.sscnet.ucla.edu/women/nlho National Latino Health Organization. Mostly information about who and what they are with some info on a past conference, their newsletter and a couple of position papers.
- http://www.hispanicnurses.org Hispanic Nurses Association. General information. Includes scholarship information.
- http://www.nhmamd.org National Hispanic Medical Association. General information including conferences.
- http://www.hdassoc.org Hispanic Dental Association. General info including annual conference information.
- http://www.cossmho.org National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organization. Information on COSSMHO. Additional information on daily news, funding, job opportunities, and initiative areas. Also includes one of the most comprehensive link sites to health sites, though non-Hispanic.
- http://www.hshps.com Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools. A non-profit organization representing 20 medical schools and 3 schools of public health in the U.S. whose mission is to improve the health of Hispanics through academic development, research initiatives and training.
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Projects/Programs/Clinics dealing with Hispanic health issues . . .
- https://chess.chsra.wisc.edu/espanol/Home/Home.aspx CHESS (Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System) Web Site is an online resource for Spanish-speaking breast cancer patients and their families and is funded by the NCI. The site, launched in May 2006 by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research, is called Conviviendo con el Cancer de Seno, -- a translation of Living With Breast Cancer. It offers an extensive database of original content and also serves as an information clearinghouse linking directly to other high-quality educational materials in Spanish for Latinas. In partnership with Redes En Acción, the site also makes available stories from the Redes-produced Nuestras Historias publication about the experiences of Hispanic breast cancer survivors.
- http://www.hispanichealth.info Hispanic Health Web Site: A new Hispanic health information portal could put to the test the idea that the Internet has the potential to serve as the great equalizer of health care. The Web site, HispanicHealth.info, was recently launched by the not-for-profit National Hispanic Medical Association to become a one-stop resource for health care professionals seeking to obtain and share information on Hispanic health care. Future plans for the portal include hosting moderated discussions and adding Spanish-language resources.
- http://diversity.ucsf.edu/Redes/redesindex.html The Northwest Regional Network Center at the University of California at San Francisco is the component of the Redes En Acción national coalition that covers Northern California, Nevada and Washington states. Click on the Web site link to find more information about project activities for this region.
- http://www.sdprc.org/lhn-projects.php The San Diego Prevention Research Center's (SDPRC) Latino Health Network (LHN) has a three-fold mission: 1) to create a better understanding of how to address Latino health disparities; 2) to identify, develop, and disseminate culturally relevant measures of physical activity and its correlates; and 3) to be a resource for culturally appropriate interventions to promote physical activity in the Latino population.
- http://www.nclr.org/section/topics/ NCLR develops and implements health education and prevention programs and conducts health advocacy activities in partnership with its network of affiliates to protect the health and well-being of the Latino community.
- http://home.earthlink.net/~nhma/voltr.htm Community support volunteer clinic in Sacramento CA sponsored by NHMA.
- www.hispanichealth.org National Alliance for Hispanic Health.
- http://www.hispanichealth.com Hispanics Health Council for Hartford, CT. Includes a range of projects from nutrition to HIV/AIDS with a number of children/infant programs. English and Spanish. The Hispanic Health Council has developed a cancer support program for Latinas in Connecticut. Information about the Latina Support Program can be found on their recently updated Web site.
- http://www.lhi.org Latino Health Institute located in New England. Provides services for prevention and treatment of illnesses that are present in the Latino community. Also organizes recreational activities for the Latino community.
- http://www.crn.org Clinic in Kansas City Missouri that provides bilingual and culturally sensitive to Hispanic patients regardless of ability to pay. In Spanish and English.
- http://www.aidsnyc.org/cwha/aids.html Caribbean Women’s Health Association, Inc. Community Service Center located in New York targets Hispanics, Caribbean-American and Haitians with HIV/AIDS prevention education. Also has support groups for those that have AIDS and HIV.
- http://www.critpath.org/galaei The Gay and Lesbian Latino Association AIDS Education Initative located in Philedelphia. They have a number of different projects geared to Gays, Lesbians, and bisexuals of all ages aimed at reducing the spread of AIDS in the community.
- http://www.saaf.org/latino.htm Salud Es Poder: Latino Men’s Health Project located in Tucson, Arizona works to reduce the incidence level of HIV/AIDS on both sides of the border. It is an intervention for the gay and bisexual men in the area to help in establishing a support network between them. Spanish and English.
- http://www.projinf.org/spanish A nationwide project, Project Inform works towards ending the AIDS epidemic. The Spanish section of this site provides a large amount of general information on HIV/AIDS, the project, policy action, and Latino organizations that work with HIV/AIDS. Spanish and English.
- http://www.sobeaids.org/Publications/directory/index.htm Hispanic AIDS Awareness Program’s contact information. Located in Florida.
- http://salud.nih.gov/ El Programma de Salud de la Mujer is a program developed by the National Institutes of Health that provides information about health and women. Spanish.
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Scholarship information . . .
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Mentors prepare migrant students for admission to MBA program
- http://www.risingfarmworker.org/ The Migrant Business Leaders Program (MBL) is looking for students with a migrant background who will apply to begin business school in the 2006-2007 school year. MBL will provide intensive mentoring resources to get students prepared for grueling admissions process at a prestigious MBA program. The mentoring sessions will aim to be equivalent to those sessions received by wealthy and resourceful MBA candidates who often pay top dollar for professional assistance during the MBA admissions process. The mentoring will include assisting with financial planning, GMAT test preparation, and business school applications.
Hispanic College Fund Scholarships
- http://www.hispanicfund.org/ The Hispanic College Fund scholarship application is online now! To apply for a scholarship, go to this Web address. Minimum Eligibility Criteria for all HCF Programs: Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; be studying full-time in the United States or through a U.S. based study abroad program.
- http://www.hispanicfund.org Sallie Mae Fund First in My Family Scholarship Program - This program offers scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduate students who are the first in their family to attend college. Have a question about what is considered first in your family? Register online and view the FAQs or visit the general Hispanic College Fund website at this Web address.
- http://www.hispanicfund.org Lockheed Martin Scholarship Program - This program offers scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduate students who are pursuing majors in business, science, and engineering. For more information, visit the Web site at this online address.
- http://www.hispanicfund.org Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program - The Hispanic College Fund program includes scholarship funding from various sponsors at a lower level. Sponsors of this program include, but are not limited to, M&T Bank, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, General Dynamics, MasterCard, and Sodexho. For a full listing of sponsors, visit the Web site. To apply, go to http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org and register with HCF online. Your information will be matched with scholarships programs that you can apply for. Apply to all of the programs on your list.