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A Patient Navigator Manual for Latino Audiences
Our manual, A Patient Navigation Manual for Latino Audiences: The Redes En Acción Experience, aims to motivate and guide healthcare providers across the nation to develop patient navigation services that can help Latino patients overcome barriers to timely healthcare. The manual outlines the step-by-step approach to help providers and groups learn about and consider adding navigators. It also features many robust tools, customizable templates, and other resources for getting navigation services started. Click on the image at right to read the manual.
Nuestras Historias Book
Among Latina women, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the number one cancer killer. In a new book produced by Redes En Acción, 26 South Texas women who have fought this deadly disease describe the Latina breast cancer experience in their own words. The book, Nuestras Historias: Mujeres Hispanas Sobreviviendo el Cáncer del Seno (Our Stories: Hispanic Women Surviving Breast Cancer), is a 114-page, full-color publication presented in both English and Spanish. Through the stories of the women, the book relates the influence of the Hispanic/Latino culture on the breast cancer experience and on the coping skills used by many of the Latina women in battling the disease. Click on the image at right to view the publication.
Redes Latino Cancer Report (Summary Recommendations)
Redes En Acción, as part of its mandate from the National Cancer Institute, developed a national Hispanic/Latino cancer research, training, and outreach agenda. This agenda is based on contributions from a broad array of leading Hispanic/Latino scientists, health care providers, and leading authorities representing government agencies and professional and community-based organizations, as well as from 624 key opinion leaders throughout the United States. In this executive summary, Redes is presenting five recommendations for cancer research priorities and two recommendations for education, training, and outreach priorities for cancer prevention and control. The agenda provides a framework for policymakers in both the public and private sectors to address cancer in the Hispanic/Latino population. Redes En Acción believes this Latino Cancer Report will provide a useful tool for all individuals and organizations engaged in this effort -- an effort that will impact the lives of millions of Latino families and the generations that will follow. Access the report by clicking on the image on the right.
Redes Report Newsletter
The Redes Report, a 6-page Redes program publication has been produced and distributed quarterly since the inception of the program. The newsletter disseminates relevant and helpful information about cancer issues and "role models" engaged in research and professional and public education related to those Latino cancer issues. The newsletter also keeps Redes partners - and potential partners - informed of program activities. Click on the image at right to view the newsletters.
Redes NSC Reports
The annual meeting of the Redes En Acción National Steering Committee (NSC) brings together authorities on Hispanic/Latino health and cancer issues from around the country. Its purpose is to set program policy, provide guidance and review network-sponsored activities. The diverse nature of the NSC is reflected by membership representation of academic institutions, federal and private entities, and various community-based organizations. Redes En Acción National Steering Committee Reports of the proceedings from previous annual meetings are available for review by clicking on the image.
Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
Redes En Acción has developed six new public service announcements (PSAs) in both English and Spanish. The culturally relevant PSAs show the benefits of preventative screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers among Latinos. Redes aims to catalyze Latino families, community leaders and health researchers to realize that early cancer screening can help to reduce and prevent health disparities – differences in Latinos’ disproportionate burden of disease compared to non-Hispanic whites. Latinos are at a disadvantage when it comes to being in good health, so it is important to raise awareness about disparities and prompt behavioral changes to improve Latino health nationwide.
Without research, there is no cure! That's why it's so important that all segments of society participate in cancer studies. Unfortunately, researchers have failed to reach the fastest-growing minority group in the U.S. - Latinos - with that message. Of all participants in National Cancer Institute cancer studies, Latinos represent less than 6%, as compared with about 85% representation by non-Hispanic whites. This means that ongoing cancer research does not adequately reflect the needs of Latinos, and that many Latino cancer patients who could benefit from cutting-edge cancer research and treatments are missing out on opportunities available to them. The Redes En Acción National PSA Campaign addresses these problems by raising awareness of cancer studies and the need for greater Latino participation. The campaign includes PSAs for television, radio and print media in both English and Spanish. Click on the image at right or follow this link to see a video clip, hear an audio tape or view the brochure of the Redes En Acción PSAs.
Buena Vida Magazine
These 24-page, four-color, English/Spanish language publications were developed to educate Hispanic communities about cancer issues and raise awareness about prevention and control activities that are intended to reduce the burden of cancer among medically underserved Hispanics/Latinos. Click on the image at right or follow this link for a look at the Buena Vida magazines.
Hispanic/Latino Genetics Community Consultation Summit Event Report
The purpose of the Hispanic/Latino Genetics Community Consultation Network (HLGCCN) Summit was to provide a forum for Latinos to identify, prioritize and disseminate information on genetics issues, particularly those that confront the Hispanic/Latino community. This 8-page, four-color publication details this first-of-its-kind conference conducted June 22-24, 2003 in Washington, D.C., which attracted 119 participants: key opinion leaders and genetics experts from Hispanic/Latino communities across the United States, as well as leading federal government health officials. Click on the image at right to view the publication.
Redes Year 4 Impact Statement
Redes En Acción's impact in the community as it furthers its research, training and public education awareness activities targeting cancer health disparities among the Hispanic/Latino population are highlighted in this 8-page, four-color publication that details Redes' national cancer network efforts among Latino students and researchers, grass roots organizations, research and academic institutions, government health agencies and the public to reduce cancer disparities among this underserved group. Click on the image at right to view a copy of the report.
Redes Year 3 Impact Statement
Redes En Acción's research, training and public education outreach activities to promote cancer issues related to Hispanics/Latinos are featured in this publication that details Redes' national cancer network efforts among Latino students and researchers, community-based organizations, research institutions, government health agencies and the public to build partnerships in the battle against cancer. Click on the image at right to see a copy of the report.
Replication Package for the A Su Salud En Acción Program
The purpose of the A Su Salud En Acción project was to replicate the A Su Salud and NHLIC: En Acción cancer prevention and control efforts in Hispanic communities. The ultimate goal of therep package image replication was to increase the number of underserved Hispanic women who seek the services of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The A Su Salud En Acción Training Manual is designed to help community organizers and program planners develop a community-based health communication campaign to increase cancer awareness and preventive health behaviors in diverse populations. It describes the basic skills and procedures necessary for developing and implementing a successful health communication campaign based on the experience of Programa A Su Salud (1984-1994) and the National Hispanic Leadership Initiative on Cancer: En Acción (1992-1999). If you are interested in learning more about replication of the A Su Salud En Acción program, click on the image above or this link to get more information about the Replication Package.
Qué Onda Newsletter
Qué Onda (Sound Bites) is a monthly newsletter developed for the Sin Fumar tobacco research project to educate youths and the community about tobacco prevention. The newsletter features stories about real kid role models telling their stories to others to stimulate imitation by addressing factors theoretically related to change. Middle and high school Hispanic youth recruited and organized their peers to distribute the behavioral journalism materials to provide social reinforcement for imitation of the role models. Click on the image above or this link to view copies of the Qué Onda newsletter.
Scientific Publications Citations
Citations to scientific publications, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, etc. by Redes En Acción researchers. Follow this link.