Friday, July 22, 2005

Report: Health care inequalities need to change

The U.S. health care system provides unequal services and treatment to blacks, a report by the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations says. The report also suggested that encouraging communities to take more control over their health care issues sparked healthier behavior. Advocates for policy change argue health care disparities must be addressed on an individual level by holding providers accountable.   Yahoo!/Reuters (7/20)


Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Sunday July 24th at the Heinz Field Great Hall 10am-3pm

Dear friends and family,

The Pittsburgh Latino Health Advocacy and Leadership Program (LHAL)

the American Cancer Society (ACS)

cordially invite you to

the 2005 Cancer Survivors Conference, Sunday July 24th

at The Great Hall at Heinz Field from 10am to 3:30pm

The event will include health information talks in non-technical language, lunch, parking and a t-shirt with each registration. Registration is free for cancer survivors and $5.00 each for caregivers, family, and friends. There will be door prizes, Pirates Baseball tickets and you will also have the opportunity, at the LHAL table, to collect and review bi-lingual health information and support materials by the American Cancer Society and other organizations such as Living Beyond Breast Cancer that produced an extraordinary bi-lingual educational resource guide for Latinas, "Celebramos el Mañana."

One primary focus area of LHAL, shared with the American Cancer Society, is conducting community health education and health promotion outreach. The American Cancer Society has a long history of advocating for health and reaching out to help people in need through its many initiatives at the national and local levels. The mutual interests of continuing and expanding those efforts, and the shared values and commitment to reaching out to Western Pennsylvania’s Latino community, have united the LHAL and the American Cancer Society in collaboration on several initiatives including outreach and health screening events.

In addition to building support for Latino cancer survivors, we invite you to learn about becoming involved, connect with other Latinos, and contribute by VOLUNTEERING with LHAL in our community projects advocating for Latino Health.

We hope that you join us in this celebration of survival, support, collaboration, and mobilization. We anticipate significant support from the area's Latino community.

Show -up and register at the event.

Also, please visit our blog site at for upcoming events and updates.

See you there! ¡Sí se puede!

Cathy Bazán-Arias, LHAL Pittsburgh Participant,
Allegheny County GACLA Commissioner

Fernando Cardoza, LHAL Pittsburgh Participant


Tuesday, July 19, 2005

SALUD PARA NIÑOS FREE BILINGUAL PEDIATRIC CLINIC July 23rd (Julio 23) and August 20th (Agosto 20)


Sábados  Julio 23  y Agosto 20 


Clínica Pediátrica Gratuíta

Children's Hospital of

Pittsburgh Care Mobile

Clínica Gratuíta Birmingham

(Birmingham Free Clinic)

No se necesita cita o seguro de salud


10 AM to 12:30 PM*


Salvation Army

(Centro de Donaciones)

54 S. 9th Street

South Side

Pittsburgh, PA


412-692-6000 opción8


412-481-7900 Ext. 281


*Para ser atendido, por favor llegar antes del medio día (12 PM)

Si tiene registro de vacunas u otros documentos médicos favor traerlos a la visita. 

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