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The series brought cancer prevention experts from around the nation to San Antonio to share insights and spark collaborations with local researchers. The series ran from 2010-2011.
This study examined how genetic counseling impacts awareness, perceptions, and decision-making about genetic among Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites.
This Pfizer-funded study aimed to use patient navigation to improve breast and cervical abnormality treatment outcomes among Latinas.
This study used a community health worker/patient navigator to increase recruitment of children from Texas’ Lower Rio Grande Valley into clinical trials.
This psychosocial study targeted the impact of breast cancer on the Hispanic family and its quality of life, with findings that reveal specific impacts on family members and Hispanics’ interests in genetic testing.
This study sought to identify key psychosocial variables that influence effective communication of breast cancer risk information and genetic screening among members of Hispanic families with hereditary breast cancer.
This bilingual book tells the story of 26 South Texas who describe the Latina breast cancer experience and culturally relevant coping skills in their own words. The book was produced by Redes En Acción.
These magazines used 24-page bilingual magazines 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 Latinos.
This evaluated the effectiveness of a culturally sensitive bilingual magazine and interpersonal communication in recruiting Hispanic participants in the Texas Cancer Genetics Network.
This project replicated a prior project’s breast and cervical cancer prevention and control efforts among Latinos, with an ultimate goal of increasing the number of Hispanic women who seek the services of the CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
First funded from 2000 as this Special Population Network of the National Cancer Institute and then re-funded in 2005 and 2010, Redes developed a national infrastructure of academic centers, community and federal partners and local and regional health professionals, civic leaders and researchers to stimulate cancer control research, awareness and training.
This was the first comprehensive assessment of cancer risk factors among the major populations of Latinos and developed Latino-focused state-of-the-art cancer prevention and control strategies.
This established a Cancer Prevention and Control Network for Texas and surrounding states along the Texas-Mexico Border with a focus on eliminating cancer-related health disparities among Latinos.
This studied the cultural, economic and structural barriers to early-phase clinical trial participation faced by patients and oncologists, and developed an interventional trial to reduce those barriers.
This project helped develop communication functions, such as Web sites and newsletters, for the activities of the Cancer Genetics Network.
This sought to increase Latino participation in genetics research by pilot-testing a participatory model of community consultation among a sample of representatives of U.S. Latinos to identify, prioritize, and disseminate information on genetics issues.
This forum brought together San Antonio-area researchers to stimulate interests and opportunities for future collaboration and communication on health disparities. Forums were held in 2008 and 2011.
This intervention tested whether it is possible to indoctrinate early-childhood students—for life—with healthy habits via positive interactions with their parents, daycare teachers and other school workers.
This study used a community-based participatory research approach to identify and understand factors that influence physical activity behavior for Mexican immigrant women in South Carolina and Texas.
This evaluated the efficacy of combining a theory-based, community health care center-based behavioral counseling intervention with telephone counseling and tailored print materials to promote a low-fat diet and physical activity among financially disadvantaged African American women.
This assessed knowledge, attitudes and behaviors about nutrition and exercise among low-income Hispanic women older than 40 in Houston.
Part of a larger study called Programa A Su Salud, this project studied and demonstrated the effectiveness of mass media health messages using culturally relevant role models from the low-income community of Eagle Pass, Texas.
This investigated and evaluated the processes and effects of media, peer networking, and education and policy activities to reduce smoking among the state’s white, Mexican American and African American middle- and high-school students.
This developed TV and radio advertisements to help youths avoid or quit smoking cigarettes and increase the effectiveness of mass media campaigns that target youth tobacco control.
This aimed to prevent and reduce tobacco use among youth in grades 6-12 in Laredo, Texas, utilizing peer role models and behavioral journalism in a smoking prevention model.
This developed a program of mass media, peer networking, and Internet communications to reduce tobacco use among young, non-college-enrolled Latino workers at high risk for tobacco use.
This developed an intensive regional, comprehensive tobacco control media campaign at CDC-recommended funding levels in several East Texas communities.
This project applied the A Su Salud En Acción health promotion model to identify Hispanic community practices regarding diabetes, develop an educational community intervention, enhance the community’s knowledge and protective behaviors about diabetes, and promote diabetes screening.
This bilingual video series with curriculum support exposed Hispanic youth to life-skills training to avoid alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in South Texas.
This multimedia intervention to help youths and their caregivers better manage and reduce the incidence and severity of acute asthmas attacks among Hispanic children with chronic asthma.
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