To meet the needs of this vastly growing Latino community (high rates of un-insured/underinsurance, culturally/linguistically isolated, low levels of educational attainment and low-level health literacy), Nueva Vida focuses on 3 high-touch integrated components of care along the cancer continuum.
Outreach and Education
Our culturally competent outreach and education programs provide relevant and evidenced-based resources covering a variety of topics related to cancer, treatment, survivorship and end-of-life care.
Nueva Vida provides access to care by patient navigation. Our navigators are trained bilingual, culturally sensitive providers who offer case management through the complex cancer care system.
Mental Health Survivorship
Mental health survivorship support in the form of bilingual & bicultural psychosocial interventions to aid survivors/caregivers/families through facilitated and targeted group and individual therapy.
Yearly community impact
Every year Nueva Vida provides duplicated direct services to over 1,200 Latino clients in Outreach & Education, Patient Navigation, and Mental Health Survivorship. Annually our programs provide life-saving cancer screening for aproximately 1,444 clients, 291 diagnostic exams for Latino clients with abnormal findings and 124 survivors and their caregivers in psychosocial support to improve quality of life. We conduct community-based workshops and presentations, participate in over 180 outreach activities including health fairs, waiting room charlas and provide culturally tailored educational materials on the importance of preventive cancer screenings.
As a community-based organization with 20 years of working in the Latino community we have developed significant collaborations throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Nueva Vida collaborates on a regular basis at various levels with hospitals and providers through outreach, services, and cross-referrals. Roughly ¼ of our clients are referred by case managers, social workers, or nurses from agencies that cannot fully meet the unique needs of their Latino clients. Through our network of collaborations, we share our work and advocate for quality of care, access, information, or improvement of current practices.