AMIGAS Educational Outreach Intervention

September 30, 2021
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AMIGAS stands for “Ayudando a Las Mujeres con Información, Guía y Amor para su Salud.” In English, this means “Helping Women with Information, Guidance, and Love for Their Health.” AMIGAS is a bilingual educational outreach intervention designed to help promotoras (community health workers) and other lay health educators increase cervical cancer screening among Hispanics who have rarely or never had a Pap test. CDC funded a randomized controlled trial that showed AMIGAS is effective in promoting cervical cancer screening (Pap tests) among Hispanics between ages 21 and 65 years.

AMIGAS is important because Hispanics have a high incidence of cervical cancer.

AMIGAS was—

  • Designed for use in a variety of settings, including those with lower resources.
  • Developed in conjunction with the community.

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