Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is partnering up with Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) to provide breast cancer awareness and prevention education throughout the Yakima Valley. The HAF program, “Juntos Podemos Contra el Cancer” is an innovative, scalable, and cost-effective model for changing Latino attitude and behaviors about breast cancer prevention and screenings.
For the next eight-weeks, Memorial’s Education and Outreach Department will be offering breast cancer educational programs throughout the community, with the goal to reach approximately 600 Latina women. Participant will receive education on overall breast health, signs and symptoms of breast cancer, will be connected to medical homes and mammography services. This partnership will help Memorial expand its educational outreach and improve the overall health of the community.
The Juntos Podemos Contra el Cancer program was funded through a grant awarded to HAF from the CDC. Yakima was selected by HAF as one of two pilot locations.
To learn more about HAF please visit www.hispanicaccess.org.
For information about workshop schedule please visit us at www.yakimamemorial.org