By using the Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Education Toolkit for Hispanic and Latino Communities, you will help with one of our organization’s most important goals: ensuring that all women and men are educated about breast cancer. We are deeply concerned about breast cancer in the Hispanic and Latino communities, where breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer – and leading cause of cancer death in women. Hispanic and Latina women are more likely to be diagnosed at later stages of the disease, when breast cancer is more difficult to treat.
Early diagnosis and treatment begins with education.
This online bilingual Toolkit offers evidence-based strategies for outreach, as well as culturally and linguistically appropriate information and resources to assist Komen Affiliates, Komen grantees and partners and other national organizations with breast cancer education. We hope that you find it useful in your own work with Hispanic and Latino communities.
We are determined to redouble our efforts to end breast cancer by making faster and greater strides against the disease. Together, we can work toward a future without breast cancer. Thank you for all that you are doing to make this goal a reality.
Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S.
President and CEO
Susan G. Komen®
The Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Education Toolkit for Hispanic/Latino Communities was created to support you, as an educator, in providing culturally- and linguistically-responsive breast health education to Hispanic/Latino communities.
This Toolkit is intended to guide your one-to-one and group-based outreach and education program planning. The Toolkit is divided into four sections that are designed to help you to address the primary aspects of the program planning process: audience, message, venue and resources. Each section of the Toolkit provides background information that can be useful in increasing your own knowledge about those subject areas. Additionally, each section provides tips, ideas, resources and tools that you can use when educating your audience.
Watch the video below to get a more in-depth overview of the Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Education Toolkit for Hispanic/Latino Communities.
Each website section of the Toolkit contains one or two videos like the one above. These videos are supplemental, and are meant to give an overview of each section and the related resources, materials and tools. The same information can be found in the section’s documents.