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Poder Y Vida

Latina Initiative

A culturally specific initiative to advance breast health equity focused on decreasing late stage breast cancer diagnoses among Latinas in NW Oregon and SW Washington (13 counties).

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Latinas. In Oregon, Latinas have a higher percentage of late stage breast cancer diagnosis than average, while breast cancer screening rates for Latinas nationally have been lower than average. These disparities, coupled with the rapid growth of the Latino population in our region, have made Latinas a high priority for Komen and Northwest Family Services.

Did you know?

  • Early detection is key in fighting against breast cancer

  • After the age of 40, women should have an annual mammogram or clinical breast exam

  • Breast cancer is the leading cause of death and is more common among Hispanic women

  • You could qualify for a FREE mammogram

Am I at risk for Breast Cancer?

  • All women are at risk of having breast cancer.

  • Most women with breast cancer don't have known risk factors.

For more information contact:

Northwest Family Services

6200 SE King Road

Portland OR 97222

503-546-6377 (Main)

503-546-9397 (Fax)

For more information or for outreach events, please contact Zuri Lopez, Program Manager at 503-546-6377 or 

Download Referral Form Here

Liliana Acosta


Olga Rodriguez