Latinas, Tabaco & Cáncer

Latinas, Tabaco & Cáncer is a group of women who reunite to get information about how to take care of their health and of their family. Most of these women are home stay wives and/or mothers.  Many women come to participate as a way to learn and socialize.  The group meets every other month, and over the year we participate in different activities. Many of the LTC members participated in the Cinco de Mayo Parade, distributing information about tobacco prevention.   Also, LTC was present in the National Alliance Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk in June, supporting this cause.

August 2010 - Latinas, Tabaco, y Cáncer Meeting

In our last LTC meeting in August, which took place in El Museo Latino, we gave recognitions to the members who participated and completed a 20 hour computer class. This achievement is just one of the many goals we have for this group. That same month, we had our yearly picnic at Elmwood Park. This picnic is a very important get together because as members we get to share quality time with each other, sharing dishes, anecdotes, and weaving the Latinas, Tabaco & Cáncer family together.

Georgetown University: Social Marketing for Health in the Latino Community

Last week, I attended a class at Georgetown University in Washington DC on social marketing for health within the Latino community.  Class was taught by Dr. Alan Andreasen, a well-known international expert and author of Social Marketing in the 21st Century.  Participants in the class were from all around the world.

Social marketing is different from conventional marketing.  This class was a great opportunity to learn about how we can help communities improve their health through non-traditional means and a target audience-centered mindset.  Social marketing is a great tool to create community change and real improvements in health.    I look forward to using the skills I learned from the class.

Athena Ramos participated in the Social Marketing for Health in the Latino Community, Georgetown University, May 2009.

Athena Ramos participated in the Social Marketing for Health in the Latino Community, Georgetown University, May 2009.