Educación para la Salud
AMIGAS - “Ayudando a Las Mujeres con Información, Guía y Amor para su Salud.” CDC
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 recent randomized controlled trial that showed AMIGAS is effective in promoting cervical cancer screening (Pap tests) among Hispanics aged 21 to 65 years.
AMIGAS contains several components, including--
- Promotora Instruction Guide: Provides detailed steps for trained promotoras on how to deliver the intervention.
- Video: Hispanic women of different ages discuss the benefits of the Pap test and some of the barriers they face.
- Flip chart: An illustrated document in English and Spanish that presents information about cervical cancer and the Pap test, as well as short stories about real women.
- Message cards: An interactive way to learn how ready a woman is to get a Pap test, and messages to help her become more ready.
- Body diagrams: Pictures of the female reproductive system[PDF-166KB] and the Pap test.[PDF-149KB]
- Medical instruments: Examples of medical instruments used during a Pap test.
- Information sheets and brochures: Additional materials provided to help inform women about cervical cancer and the Pap test.
- Administrator’s Guide: A booklet to help administrators decide if AMIGAS is the right intervention for their organization and how to use it.