Latino Outreach Project

CHDI is currently growing its Latino outreach efforts with plans to develop an ongoing Latino Outreach Project.  The overarching goal of this project would be to provide sustainable cancer outreach, education, and research in partnership with Latino communities within UWCCC’s service area.  The project objectives are:

1. promote healthy behaviors and cancer awareness.

2. increase the effectiveness of culturally relevant cancer education within Latino communities

3. increase Latino cancer patients’ access to timely and appropriate screening, treatment, supportive care and clinical trials. 


Together with Centro Hispano of Dane County, CHDI completed a pilot project. to culturally adapt two modules and four educational handouts from the Cancer Clear & Simple (CC&S) curriculum. The pilot was supported by Jane and David Villa, the Margurite Casey Foundation, and the Latino Health Council (LHC) The pilot results demonstrated that CC&S increased Latino participants’ cancer knowledge and intent to make healthy behavior changes. You can read the full report here. The remaining module and handouts were culturally adapted in partnership with ProHealth’s Hispanic Community Resource Center (HCRC) in Waukesha, WI.

Translate, culturally adapt, and disseminate cancer education materials for Latino residents and service providers. El cáncer claro y sencillo, the Latino adaptation of Cancer Clear & Simple, is a set of educational materials addressing three distinct but related topics: cancer basics, prevention and screening.  The curriculum incorporates health literacy principles and is designed to build knowledge and improve health related decision-making. El cáncer claro y sencillo consists of three educational modules, a training manual, and three types of handouts: Hojas informativas, Preguntas para su médico, and Consejos saludables.

Conduct a Latino Community Health Needs/Assessment (CHNA) in counties within the UWCCC’s service region.  The purpose of the Latino CHNA is to understand the geography of the Latino population, evaluate the primary determinants influencing the health status of Latino communities, and identify local Latino-serving community resources and assets.  The results of the CHNA will be reported back to community members, providers, and organizational representatives. 

For more information, please contact Dashni Sathasivam, Latino Outreach Coordinator, or 608-265-7889.


Centro Hispano of Dane County

ProHealth Care – Hispanic Community Resource Center

Past External Funders

Marguerite Casey Foundation Director’s Award by Jane & David Villa