Improving the Rates of Cervical Cancer Screening Among the Hispanic Population in Hunterdon County Through a Community Education Partnership

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164832
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving the Rates of Cervical Cancer Screening Among the Hispanic Population in Hunterdon County Through a Community Education Partnership
Author(s):
Vecchio, Mary; Montano, Maria; Allen, Jacqueline; Koorie, Elizabeth; Davio, Gina; Katz, Marc
Author Details:
Mary Vecchio, RN, MSN, APN-C, OCN, Nurse Practitioner, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, Flemington, New Jersey, USA, email: mary.vecchio@embarqmail.com; Maria Montano, RN, & Jacqueline Allen, RN, MSN, APN-C, AOCN; Elizabeth Koorie, MD, Phillips-Barber Family Health Ctr., Lambertville, New Jersey; Gina Davio, Fisherman's Mark, Lambertville, New Jersey; Marc Katz
Abstract:
Education: Cervical cancer is highly preventable and curable, especially when detected at an early stage. The incidence of cervical cancer for Hispanics in the United States is highest among all racial and ethnic groups. Hispanics experience a higher mortality due to low rates of screening and barriers that may limit access to care. The 2006 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 5,563 Hispanics live in Hunterdon County and local data indicates Lambertville is a growing area for the Hispanic population. Recommendations from the New Jersey Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan (2008-2012) include "educate the public about cervical cancer by using culturally sensitive educational materials and programs to reach all women, especially those at increased risk." Oncology nurses serve as a valuable resource to provide education to this targeted population. The purpose of this program is to educate the Hispanic women of Hunterdon County on cervical cancer and to increase the enrollment for cervical cancer screening through the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program (NJCEED). The program was developed using the framework described in the Health Belief Model. A Community Education Partnership was formed between Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, the Hunterdon County Cancer Coalition, and Fisherman's Mark. Fisherman's Mark is a non-profit social service organization for low income individuals. A literacy-level appropriate, Spanish language Power Point presentation was developed for this outreach initiative. Attendees receive translated written materials, contact information for the bilingual coordinator of the NJCEED in Hunterdon County, and are allowed to ask questions to the Oncology nurse presenter. Data analysis is conducted by the Cancer Coalition. Follow up letters are sent to those women who are identified as being in need of a cervical cancer screening. Enrollment data is reviewed 3 months before and after the program to determine an increase. The positive impact that the Community Education Partnership has on the healthcare of the Hispanic community may foster the development of additional programs for this targeted population. Evaluation of feedback will be used to identify local barriers that impede access to care and facilitate client navigation through the healthcare system.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving the Rates of Cervical Cancer Screening Among the Hispanic Population in Hunterdon County Through a Community Education Partnershipen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVecchio, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.authorMontano, Mariaen_US
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Jacquelineen_US
dc.contributor.authorKoorie, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorDavio, Ginaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKatz, Marcen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Vecchio, RN, MSN, APN-C, OCN, Nurse Practitioner, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, Flemington, New Jersey, USA, email: mary.vecchio@embarqmail.com; Maria Montano, RN, & Jacqueline Allen, RN, MSN, APN-C, AOCN; Elizabeth Koorie, MD, Phillips-Barber Family Health Ctr., Lambertville, New Jersey; Gina Davio, Fisherman's Mark, Lambertville, New Jersey; Marc Katzen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164832-
dc.description.abstractEducation: Cervical cancer is highly preventable and curable, especially when detected at an early stage. The incidence of cervical cancer for Hispanics in the United States is highest among all racial and ethnic groups. Hispanics experience a higher mortality due to low rates of screening and barriers that may limit access to care. The 2006 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 5,563 Hispanics live in Hunterdon County and local data indicates Lambertville is a growing area for the Hispanic population. Recommendations from the New Jersey Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan (2008-2012) include "educate the public about cervical cancer by using culturally sensitive educational materials and programs to reach all women, especially those at increased risk." Oncology nurses serve as a valuable resource to provide education to this targeted population. The purpose of this program is to educate the Hispanic women of Hunterdon County on cervical cancer and to increase the enrollment for cervical cancer screening through the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program (NJCEED). The program was developed using the framework described in the Health Belief Model. A Community Education Partnership was formed between Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center, the Hunterdon County Cancer Coalition, and Fisherman's Mark. Fisherman's Mark is a non-profit social service organization for low income individuals. A literacy-level appropriate, Spanish language Power Point presentation was developed for this outreach initiative. Attendees receive translated written materials, contact information for the bilingual coordinator of the NJCEED in Hunterdon County, and are allowed to ask questions to the Oncology nurse presenter. Data analysis is conducted by the Cancer Coalition. Follow up letters are sent to those women who are identified as being in need of a cervical cancer screening. Enrollment data is reviewed 3 months before and after the program to determine an increase. The positive impact that the Community Education Partnership has on the healthcare of the Hispanic community may foster the development of additional programs for this targeted population. Evaluation of feedback will be used to identify local barriers that impede access to care and facilitate client navigation through the healthcare system.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:07:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:07:49Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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