Latino Healthcare Forum

Austin, TX, October 8, 2018 A new collaboration is taking place between Susan G. Komen and the Latino HealthCare Forum (LHCF) in Austin, Texas.  Launching in November 2018, the “Tómeselo a Pecho Austin” campaign will target the Latino and Spanish speaking women of Travis County to provide education on breast health and availability of free mammogram services in their communities.  The Latino HealthCare Forum to Spanish Speakers in Austin and Travis County Texas.

“Our new “Tómeselo a Pecho Austin” campaign will help increase access to mammograms and breast health education for women who live, work and attend schools in Travis County,” said Jill Ramirez, President and CEO of the Latino HealthCare Forum. “We’re excited for our collaboration with Susan G. Komen and thrilled to bring our “Tómeselo a Pecho Austin” campaign to the Travis County community and we look forward to expanding our services to include breast health for the women in this county.”

The community healthcare workers/Promotoras de Salud will participate in outreach activities where Latina women will receive educational material, a brochure with information about the locations and contact information for FREE mammogram providers. Potential clients will be informed about the importance of early detection and how to prepare for a mammogram as well as what to expect on their appointment. Patients will be ready to schedule a future appointment at their convenience.

About the Latino HealthCare Forum
At the Latino HealthCare Forum, we strive to provide vulnerable populations access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary healthcare services. We aim to organize and sustain a powerful consumer voice to ensure that all individuals and communities can influence healthcare decisions. The LHCF’s vision is a nation free of disparities in health and healthcare.  For more information, visit www.lhcf.org.

For additional information Contact:

Isabel Lopez – Aguilar
(512) 587-0571

Isabel.Lopez@lhcf.org