Title

Salud es Vida: Development of a Cervical Cancer Education Curriculum for Promotora Outreach with Latina Farmworkers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Title

American Journal of Public Health

DOI

10.2105/AJPH.2011.300324

Abstract

We developed and evaluated a lay health worker curriculum intended to educate Hispanic farmworker women on cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV), and the HPV vaccine. We pilot tested the curriculum in 2010 with 7 volunteer promotoras for readability, attractiveness, content, comprehension, cultural appropriateness, persuasion, structure and organization of lessons, balance between didactic and participatory activities, and ease of diffusion to community members. Peer-led cervical cancer prevention education is a practical option for low-income, Hispanic farmworker women in newer immigrant-receiving areas of the United States with fewer Spanish-speaking health professionals.