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Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Grantee Information

Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania
260 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-731-6150 (Phone)
215-731-6199 (Fax)
http://www.hpcpa.org Exit Disclaimer

Health Promotion Council (HPC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote health, prevent and manage chronic disease, especially among vulnerable populations, through community-based outreach, education, and advocacy. It has advanced the field of health promotion in Southeastern Pennsylvania and across the state.

Grant Project Information

Naveguemos con Salud Health Partnership Project
$174,796
Tinesha Banks
215-731-6150
tbanks@phmc.org

Astract

The Health Promotion Council (HPC) intends to develop and implement the Naveguemos con Salud (NCS) Breast Health Partnership Project, a coordinated education and care program, to improve breast health outcomes among Philadelphia's Latina population. The project aims to address the factors that contribute to high rates of breast cancer among Latina women who are less likely to be diagnosed at an early stage and more likely to die of breast cancer than non-Hispanic women.

To this end, HPC is partnering with The Family Planning Council and Public Health Management Corporation to provide education and outreach, and create a community-based volunteer network to assist and support women with breast cancer as they move through the healthcare system. The intended outcomes of this program include increasing access to and utilization of medical treatment, and increasing awareness of breast health, breast cancer and early detection among the target population. In order to determine if such outcomes are reached, data will be collected on a range of performance measures, including the number of individuals receiving breast health services. Qualitative and quantitative data will be collected using patient navigator records and patient feedback surveys, as well as an annual partner survey.

Objectives

  • Increased awareness, education, and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
  • Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health and other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
  • Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)

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