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Sisters United in Health/Hermanas Unidas en la Salud


PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK

The first week in April marks the 25th annual celebration of National Public Health Week. Public Health has never seemed so relevant as in the last few weeks but in reality, it has been a driving force to create healthier and happier communities all along. The Society for Public Health Education has a history of “speaking out for laws that promote smoke-free indoor air and seat belts, spreading the word about ways to stay healthy, and giving science-based solutions to problems.” Public Health uses education, advocacy and research to promote and protect the health of our communities.
 
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Join us and thank public health for all the hard work everyone is doing to keep our communities safe. Browse our posts and share how you will say thanks using #ThankYouPublicHealth.

The heart of Sisters lies in our team of dedicated educators, interns, and volunteers who provide women of color and minorities on Long Island with culturally-sensitive breast health information through workshops, health and wellness events, and one-on-one education.

We facilitate referrals for low-cost or free mammograms and/or clinical breast exams, and provide patient navigation to address barriers to care and ensure that women receive the services for which they were referred. Our educators, trained as patient navigators, guide medically-underserved women and those newly insured under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the breast cancer screening process.

In addition, Sisters United in Health focuses outreach efforts on newer and emerging immigrant and socially isolated populations.

Sisters United in Health provides NO-COST:

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  • Bilingual educational presentations and in-service workshops to community organizations, agencies, schools and places of worship
  • Referrals to free or low-cost mammograms for women regardless of their insurance or immigration status
  • Participation in health and wellness fairs and community programs
  • Bilingual educational brochures and literature to community organizations and businesses

» Download the Sisters United in Health Brochure


To arrange for a free workshop in your community, please contact:

Sisters United in Health
p – 800.559.6348 (Hablamos Español)

Angélica M. Medina, MA
SUIH Bilingual Outreach Coordinator
p – 516.877.4331
e – amedina@adelphi.edu

 

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For further information, please contact:

Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program
p – 516.877.4320
e – breastcancerhotline@adelphi.edu

Support Hotline: 800.877.8077