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Table 1 Content of CRUZA Toolkit

From: Enhancing organizational capacity to provide cancer control programs among Latino churches: design and baseline findings of the CRUZA Study

Evidence-based strategies* Contents of toolkit
Small media Videos and printed materials such as letters, brochures, and newsletters •Bookmarks
•Parish bulletin inserts
•Brochures/tip sheets
Group education** Presentations, lectures and other interactive formats conducted by health professionals or trained laypeople •Listing of available guest speakers
•Cancer knowledge bingo game
Reminders Written or telephone messages advising people that they are due for screening •Birthday bulletin inserts
•Birthday cards
•Reminders from pastor delivered from the pulpit
One-on-one education Delivery of information by health professionals, lay health advisors, or volunteers by telephone or in person in medical or community settings •Scripts and FAQs for conversations after Mass
Reducing structural barriers Facilitating access by addressing non-economic burdens that make it difficult for people to access cancer screening (e.g., distance, time, language) •Strategies for building partnerships with local health center, service organizations, interpreters
•Strategies for recruiting volunteers to assist with transportation & childcare
•Planning guide for conducting community health fair
•Contact information for cancer screening vans
•Liaisons who enroll individuals in health insurance
  1. *Adapted from: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Cancer prevention and control: client-oriented interventions to increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening.
  2. **Although the Guide to Community Preventive Services acknowledges that there is insufficient evidence to support the efficacy of group education for colorectal cancer screening, we have included these activities as they been found efficacious among Latino populations.