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9minutes Power to the People!

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Loida Garcia-Febo Assistant Coordinator of the New Americans Programs and the Special Services units of Queens Library in New York

Loida Garcia-Febo Assistant Coordinator of the New Americans Programs and the Special Services units of Queens Library in New York

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  • 1.
    • Power
    • to
    • the
    • People!
  • 2.
    • Empowering
    • Communities
  • 3.
    • Building Community and Saving Lives
  • 4. How Does HealthLink Work?
  • 5.  
  • 6. Overall Goal : Increase access to cancer screening and care among medically underserved communities. A community-based approach to increase cancer prevention, screening, and treatment.
  • 7. Late-Stage Cancer in Queens vs. US (Data from Queens Cancer Center) Queens USA Colon 48.3% 38.8% Rectum 71.5% 34.8% Breast 33.3% 12.0% Endometrium 20.0% 14.6% Prostate 45.2% 23.6% Lung 76.6% 61.6%
  • 8. Why Queens?
    • Ethnic, linguistic, cultural diversity (Census, 2002)
    • 53% of residents speak a language other than English at home (NYCDOE, 2004)
    • Approximately 1 in 6
    • Queens residents lives in
    • poverty
    • ( http:// www.ers.usda.gov/data/povertyrates /
    • PovListpct.asp?st = NY&view = Percent&longname =New%20York )
  • 9. Cancer Action Councils Map
  • 10.  
  • 11.  
  • 12.  
  • 13. Central Library CAC
  • 14. Pomonok CAC
  • 15. Astoria CAC
  • 16. Long Island City CAC
  • 17. Jackson Heights CAC
  • 18. Success Stories
    • More than 4000 people have been reached through HealthLink outreach.
    • Nearly 300 women have received mammograms and clinical breast exams on the mobile units.
    • Nearly 400 individuals have received FOBT (fecal occult blood tests) kits to detect colon cancer.
    • Success Story : FIVE women have recently begun cancer treatment after being screened on the mobile mammography unit at library events.