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CLS-Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Breast Cancer Education Program in Hays County
NCFH is in its 6th year of implementing the Cultivando la Salud: Breast Cancer Program through funding from the Austin Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. This grant has provided NCFH with the unique opportunity to implement the nationally recognized, Cultivando la Salud program (CLS) at a local level. Cultivando la Salud is an evidence-based breast cancer education program, which focuses on the lay health worker model. The overall goal of CLS is to increase breast cancer screening rates among Hispanic women. The Hays County CLS program currently employs two lay health workers who provide breast cancer outreach, education, referrals, and appointment assistance to low income and uninsured Hispanic women by capitalizing on strong social networks such as local churches, businesses, and other non-profit organizations, etc. within the targeted service area. In partnership with Community action Inc. (CAI) of San Marcos, CommuniCare Health Centers, and Seton Hospital Mobile Unit, women who participate in the program are directly referred to CAI and CommuniCare Health Centers for Clinical breast exams or the Seton Mobile Unit for clinical breast exams and or mammograms or mammography. These partnerships have contributed to the success of our program and have provided uninsured low income Hispanic women with access to breast cancer screening, diagnostic, and treatment services.
For more information on the CLS Breast Cancer Education Program in Hays County, please contact Christina Brito at 512-312-2700 ext. 5459 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know?
Did you know that 75 percent of what the Komen Ausitn Affiliate raises stays LOCAL?
The Komen Austin Affiliate Provides funding to LOCAL non-profit healthcare organizations for breast cancer screening, treatment and education programs for the uninsured and underinsured in Travis, Bastrop, Hays, Williamson and Caldwell Counties. The remaining 25 percent raised by advocates like YOU goes to fund global groundbreaking breast cancer research.
In 2011, the NCFH family had 20 persons participate in the Austin Race for the Cure with a total of $680 raised for the Komen Austin Affiliate from these efforts. Learn how you can join in efforts to raise money for the cure by visiting www.komenaustin.org.