Latinas, Tabaco, y Cancer Group

Latinas, Tabaco, y Cáncer Group


Latinas, Tabaco, y Cáncer (LTC) was founded in 2005 and is an ongoing community-based holistic health promotion program targeted towards monolingual Spanish-speaking immigrant women.  It focuses on building community capacity to address health issues where minorities especially Latinos are more likely to be disproportionately represented.
The Latinas, Tabaco, y Cáncer group is engaged to fight tobacco and prevent cancer through education and advocacy.  This group of Latinas come together to:

  1. Increase awareness and education about the dangers of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke
  2. Develop projects to influence the social norms around tobacco use and disease prevention within the Latino community
  3. Promote healthy lifestyles as individual women, wives, mothers, and engaged community members

The women from the group have been involved in a number of projects including World No Tobacco Day Tobacco Exchange Car Wash, Heart Healthy Traditional recipe book, educational presentations, Smoke-Free Nebraska Quilt (picture above), creation of a Fotonovela, and development of the Sencillamente Latinas Poetry book.