Grant Program: Community Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities, FY 2007
Organization Name: La Clinica de La Raza, Inc.
Organization Address: P.O. Box 22210, Oakland, CA 94623-2210
Phone Number: (510) 535-4000
Fax Number: (510) 535-4189
Title of Project: Spanish-Speaking Women's Cancer Initiative
Project Director: Viola Lujan (La Clinica)
Description of Organization:
La Clinica de La Raza, Inc., has provided comprehensive primary healthcare services to diverse, underserved communities in the East San Francisco Bay Area for 37 years. First established as a free clinic by UC Berkeley students and volunteers, La Clinica has grown into a comprehensive health center network, serving more than 45,000 patients annually at 24 service sites located in three counties.
Description of project:
The Spanish-Speaking Women’s Cancer Initiative (SSWCI) includes five agencies, the American Cancer Society, California Division, Inc., La Clínica de La Raza, Inc. (fiscal agent), Hospice of the East Bay with Anna’s Program, The Wellness Community, the Women’s Cancer Resource Center and the Contra Costa Health Services Department's Patient Navigator Program and Regional Medical Center Cancer Center. The overall goals of the SSWCI are targeted toward reducing barriers to screening and treatment for Latinas. SSWCI activities include a community health education and leadership program, a cancer health promoter program, health education presentations, cancer screening, health system navigation, medical interpretation, case management and resources, in-hospital/in-home support, support groups and advanced care counseling and navigation. All of the services are coordinated in order to provide a seamless continuum of care for underserved Latinas with cancer and their families.
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