The campaign in the Native American community
Native Americans have a high rate of colorectal cancer diagnoses and a higher rate of death compared to the average of all races in the state. That’s why OHA is partnering with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) to help increase screening among Native Americans in the Portland Metro area and in the nine confederated tribes in Oregon.
Through a collaboration with NPAIHB on a toolkit being developed for Oregon Tribes, OHA is developing tools that will help Tribes communicate with their communities and increase the number of people getting tested. OHA will provide technical assistance to tribal organizations interested in implementing the campaign.
OHA has also developed collateral materials based on research with Oregonians, including Native Americans, and has adapted the materials to be culturally relevant.
Me hice la prueba y ahora quiero compartir mi experiencia
Tenía problemas de colon irritable. Me hicieron un análisis de laboratorio que detecta el cáncer. Esta experiencia fue muy positiva, los médicos y enfermeras me dieron mucha confianza y quede tranquilo. Ahora les digo a todos mis amigos y familiares que se hagan la prueba, les podría salvar la vida.
Basilio Sandoval, Eugene