Salud En Acción Web Site Offers New Online Resource

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May 6, 2003. A new Hispanic health resource is available online with the debut of the Salud En Acción: National Hispanic/Latino Health Communication Research web site. The new site, under the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Research Center (CDPCRC) at Baylor College of Medicine, can be found at

The site offers comprehensive information about Hispanic/Latino health communication research activities that the Center has been engaged in for several years under the leadership of Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH. Salud En Acción has primarily focused expertise and research efforts in the following areas: breast cancer, community-based projects, multi-risk-factor cancer control studies, genetics education, clinical trials recruitment, and tobacco prevention and control.

Featured on the Salud En Acción web site are "fact sheets" describing 13 current and three past research initiatives, as well as historical data and publications that are available in video, audio and print media formats. Among the current initiatives is Redes En Acción: The National Hispanic/Latino Cancer Network.

The CDPCRC plans to continue to build upon the national framework of the current and past initiatives, as well as the research coalitions established with cancer research centers, community-based organizations and federal partners.

If you would like more information or have a comment about the CDPCRC Hispanic/Latino research projects, go to the "Contact Us" page on the web site and use the information provided to write or e-mail Salud En Acción.

What Is Redes En Acción? Redes En Acción is a major NCI-supported initiative to combat cancer among Latinos through a nationwide network of community-based organizations, research institutions, government health agencies and the public. Core activities include promoting cancer training and research opportunities for Latino students and researchers, generating research projects on key Latino cancer issues, and supporting cancer awareness activities within the Latino community.

The initiative is coordinated by the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and San Antonio, with regional network centers in San Antonio, New York, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and San Diego.