Latinas, Tabaco, y Cáncer (LTC) was founded in 2005 and is an ongoing community-based holistic health promotion program targeted towards 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:
- Increase awareness and education about the dangers of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke
- Develop projects to influence the social norms around tobacco use and disease prevention within the Latino community
- 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 trash park clean-ups, development of a series of radionovelas and a Fotonovela, creation of a recipe book, educational presentations, the Smoke-Free Nebraska Quilt, and the Sencillamente Latinas Poetry book.
“Entre Amigas” meetings are held in South Omaha every other month. For more information about the group or get on our mailing list, please contact us at (402) 552-6819 or via email