‘Entre Mujeres’ Program to Teach Latina Moms, Daughters about Cervical Cancer


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Dr. Deborah Parra-Medina
Dr. Deborah Parra-Medina

Dr. Deborah Parra-Medina, a professor at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, is leading a new project to teach Latina moms and daughters in South Texas about the HPV and cervical cancer, which disproportionately affects Latinas.

Conexión, a publication of the San Antonio Express-News, has more:

A new program called Entre Mujeres from the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the UT Health Science center will allow mothers and daughters, ages 11-17, in the lower Rio Grande Valley to come together in a unique setting to educate themselves on HPV and its prevention.

Entre Mujeres will combine community health workers, or “promotoras,” and college students from UT Pan American’s Kappa Delta Chi sorority to present educational material to 1,800 mothers and daughters in Cameron and Hidalgo counties.

The combination of promotoras who know the community and young women…will make this a unique opportunity to reach women and girls who otherwise would not be reached.

Read more here.

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