Organizations with National Coverage
This is a site of the Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation, a New York not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating consumers and health-care practitioners about classical traditional Chinese medicine and natural healing.
Cancer Information Service. A program of the National Cancer Institute
The Women's Cancer Information Center (WCIC) is sponsored by the Women's Cancer Center, the largest group of physicians treating gynecologic cancers in California.
The site offers patients, concerned families and friends, physicians, and other health professionals, reliable medical information specific to gynecological cancers. It is also a gateway to information and resources available on the Internet.
Despite the wealth of information available on the web, searching can also be a somewhat daunting experience. How does one sort through it all? That was the motivation for Ellen Seidler to create this website. The breast cancer survivor hopes that by compiling links into an easy-to-use format, searching the web for breast cancer information will be made somewhat easier.
A guide to reliable health information.
Animated Breast Self Exam, English, Spanish.
National Toll-Free Breast Care Helpline 1-800-462-9273
National Alliance for Hispanic Health (COSSMHO), offers fact sheets about certain diseases prevalent in Hispanic society. It also has a chat group where you can discuss health problems with other people.
Georgetown University is host to the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC). Mainly a site for providers, it offers free literature on how to incorporate cultural and linguistic competence into one’s healthcare practice or workplace.
Salud En Acción, a new Hispanic health resource is available online with the debut of the Salud En Acción: National Hispanic/Latino Health Communication Research web site. The new site is under the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
The mission of the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization is to ensure through information, empowerment, and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.
Cinta Latina Research provides expert research consultation in communication across boundaries providing support for new and novel basic science translational research goals for corporate, pharmaceutical, research groups.
Working to prevent lung disease and promote lung health with educational programs about air quality, smoking, tobacco use, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and ...
This website aims to provide a clearinghouse of information and resources for providers involved in serving the health and medical needs of Hispanic women in the Philadelphia community.
Liz Ochoa, Director of Nursing and Health Education
San Antonio, TX
210/434-0513 xt 131
The Coalition of Hispanic Women Against Cancer/ Unidas Contra El Cancer is a Kansas City, Kansas group organized exclusively for educational purposes, more specifically to reduce the disparity in cancer services among the Hispanic or any community through advocacy, education, referrals, awareness and increasing access by partnering with organizations and health partners in a culturally sensitive and competent way by overcoming barriers.
Mammogram for Nevada.
1802 N. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
777/887-1590 xt 1125
4415 W. Spring Road
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Apoyo a Mujeres con Cancer Mamario
Grupo de Recuperación Total RETO, A. C. se formó gracias a la iniciativa de la Sra. Cecilia Vildósola de Sepúlveda, quien al haber sufrido cáncer de mama y habiendo pasado por la soledad, desconocimiento y el miedo que éste diagnóstico implica, quiso crear una organización que ayudara a las mujeres que como ella estaban pasando por las mismas condiciones.
Other Latino Health Issues
American Diabetes Association
Two million or 8.2% of all Latino Americans aged 20 years or older have diabetes.
American Heart Association
Data from the NHIS 2001 study of the CDC/NCHS showed that among Hispanic/Latinos age 18 and older, 6.1 percent have heart disease, 14.5 percent have hypertension, and 1.8 percent have had a stroke.