Asian Community Health Coalition
AmeriCorps National Direct FY 2011(New)
This application addresses the Corporation's priority of Healthy Futures. The Asian Community Health Coalition (ACHC) in partnership with Temple University Center for Asian Health (CAH) will provide 250 Asian women per year in the Greater Philadelphia area in the State of Pennsylvania and the Manhattan and Queens areas in New York State breast and cervical cancer prevention and education programs in order to promote positive screening behaviors and reduce the incidence of cancer in this population. The Asian Community Health Coalition in partnership with Temple University Center for Asian Health will recruit, train and support bi-lingual and bi-cultural AmeriCorps Members who will act as community health workers and who will provide culturally appropriate breast and cervical cancer prevention and education programs, transportation, language translation, access and navigation to screening and diagnostic services, and support to those with positive screening results.