WATCH RECORDING: Mexican Consulate, DCI OHE Community Conversation (in Spanish)

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The Mexican Consulate in Raleigh and the Duke Cancer Institute Office of Health Equity collaborated on a community forum on breast and cervical cancer prevention & screening

DCI OHE & Mexican Consulate event on breast and cervical cancer
Click on the photo to watch a recording of the March 31 community forum: "Prevention & Screening in Breast and Cervical Cancer"

On March 31, 2021, the Mexican Consulate in Raleigh and the Duke Cancer Institute Office of Health Equity collaborated on a community forum (in Spanish) — "Prevention & Screening in Breast and Cervical Cancer."

Event moderator Mónica Colin Gutierrez , Consul for Community Affairs at the Consulate (top right in photo) introduced OHE leader Angelo Moore, PHD, RN, (middle left in photo) who said a few words of welcome before Colin introduced the DCI speakers.

Rafael Gonzalez, MD, an gynecologic oncology fellow at DCI (bottom left in photo) and Nadia Aguilera-Funez, BA (middle right in photo) a patient navigator/health educator with OHE — both fluent in Spanish — led the program and took questions. 

"We established a relationship with the Mexican Consulate pre-COVID," said Moore. "Monica attended our cervical cancer webinar in January and reached out afterword to collaborate to do a health session during Women’s Month (marked in March in Mexico). We developed this virtual program (held March 30) to focus on breast cancer, cervical cancer, and getting access and resources for screenings. These were important topics for the Latina women who attended."

The event, held via Facebook Live, was widely shared and has attracted more than 1.5K views.

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The OHE team met with the Raleigh-based Mexican Consulate team, pre-pandemic on March 4, 2020. The two groups are partnering on outreach and engagement with the Latinx community.

From left to right: Angelo Moore, PhD, RN (DCI Office of Health Equity Program Manager);Nadia Aguilera-Funez (DCI OHE Bilingual - Certified Patient Navigator/Health Educator); Pilar Rocha-Goldberg (CEO – El Centro Hispano, Managing Ventanilla de Salud (health window) for Mexican Consulate); LaSonia Barnett, MA (DCI OHE Senior Program Coordinator); Claudia Velasco Osorio (Consul General of Mexico in Raleigh); Kearston Ingraham, MPH (DCI OHE Research Program Evaluator); Monica Colin Gutierrez (Consul for community affairs at the Mexican Consulate in Raleigh); Ayesha Qayyum (Former OHE Public Health Intern from NCCU); Jamillae Stockett Former OHE Patient Navigator/Health Educator)

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