MCN addresses cancer in the migrant population through three successful initiatives that work in concert with one another.
MCN’s Health Network provides clinicians with a unique opportunity to provide a patient centered medical home for their patients who move frequently (usually because of work) by providing a system that allows them to locate their patient and improve their continuity of care. At the same time Health Network provides patients and their families with personalized referral to care sources, information and on-going support as they move from one location to another throughout their course of treatment and beyond.
CPRIT (Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas) funded MCN’s Moving Against Cancer initiative to conduct a state-wide program aimed at improving cancer screening rates, entry into treatment and survivorship among underserved Texas Latino communities. MCN is partnering with Ventanillas de Salud and Migrant/Community Health Centers throughout Texas to promote cancer education and prevention.
During May and June of 2012, Migrant Clinicians Network presented its four-part webinar series on cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship to health centers and others working with immigrant populations. You may view the archived recordings and addtional resources associated with each webinar of this 4-part series entitled Working with Migrant & Immigrant Communities to Prevent, Treat & Survive Cancer.
LIVESTRONG Foundation has contracted with MCN to collaborate with Ventanilla de Salud across the United States to train their promotores de salud on the most common physical, emotional and day-to-day concerns of cancer survivors. As of September, 2011 promotores trained in cancer survivorship have reached out to 1252 individuals in the Latino/Hispanic Community with education about cancer survivorship.
You can find out more about cancer in this population here. If you have questions about MCN’s cancer initiatives please contact Theressa Lyons at 512-579-4511.