Moffitt Cancer Center Serves the Hispanic Population through its Yo me cuido Program® and Language Services Department

Moffitt Cancer Center Serves the Hispanic Population through its Yo me cuido Program® and Language Services Department

Moffitt Cancer Center Serves the Hispanic Population through its Yo me cuido Program® and Language Services Department

TAMPA, Fla. Moffitt Cancer Center has developed comprehensive health education and support programs to address health disparities in underserved populations, including the Hispanic community.  The Yo me cuido® program promotes breast cancer screening and risk reduction in Hispanic women, and the Language Services department addresses spoken and written language barriers for patients who are limited English proficient, deaf or hard-of-hearing, or have other communication needs.

Seventeen percent of the United States population is estimated to be Hispanic and nearly 20 percent speak a language other than English at home.  Hispanics often face cultural and language barriers which lead to significant health disparities in access to care, quality of care, and patient outcomes.

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