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

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9minutes Power to the People!

  1. 1. <ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><li>to </li></ul><ul><li>the </li></ul><ul><li>People! </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Empowering </li></ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Building Community and Saving Lives </li></ul>
  4. 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.
  6. 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%
  7. 8. Why Queens? <ul><li>Ethnic, linguistic, cultural diversity (Census, 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>53% of residents speak a language other than English at home (NYCDOE, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 1 in 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Queens residents lives in </li></ul><ul><li>poverty </li></ul><ul><li>( http:// www.ers.usda.gov/data/povertyrates / </li></ul><ul><li>PovListpct.asp?st = NY&view = Percent&longname =New%20York ) </li></ul>
  8. 9. Cancer Action Councils Map
  9. 13. Central Library CAC
  10. 14. Pomonok CAC
  11. 15. Astoria CAC
  12. 16. Long Island City CAC
  13. 17. Jackson Heights CAC
  14. 18. Success Stories <ul><li>More than 4000 people have been reached through HealthLink outreach. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 300 women have received mammograms and clinical breast exams on the mobile units. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 400 individuals have received FOBT (fecal occult blood tests) kits to detect colon cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>Success Story : FIVE women have recently begun cancer treatment after being screened on the mobile mammography unit at library events. </li></ul>

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