Latinas, Tabaco, y Cáncer Group
Latinas, Tabaco, y Cáncer (LTC) was founded in 2005 and is an ongoing community-based holistic health promotion program targeted towards monolingual Spanish-speaking immigrant women. It focuses on building community capacity to address health issues where minorities especially Latinos are more likely to be disproportionately represented.
The Latinas, Tabaco, y Cáncer group is engaged to fight tobacco and prevent cancer through education and advocacy. This group of Latinas come together to:
- Increase awareness and education about the dangers of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke
- Develop projects to influence the social norms around tobacco use and disease prevention within the Latino community
- Promote healthy lifestyles as individual women, wives, mothers, and engaged community members
The women from the group have been involved in a number of projects including World No Tobacco Day Tobacco Exchange Car Wash, Heart Healthy Traditional recipe book, educational presentations, Smoke-Free Nebraska Quilt (picture above), creation of a Fotonovela, and development of the Sencillamente Latinas Poetry book.
- Nebraska Breast Cancer Control Plan Partnership Network - Confronting the Challenge, Protecting the Future
- Community Engagement
APTR Regional Workshop
North Omaha Community Care Council
- Tobacco Outreach
- Youth Summer Intern Program