Demanding health justice
Latinés contribute $2.8B to GDP and represent over 50% of the population growth in major states like California and Texas. Our contribution to society is obvious. And yet, we're grossly underserved, underrepresented, and underestimated within the current healthcare system.
This injustice leads to worse health outcomes, unemployment, debt, poverty and homelessness.
We're here because – it's all avoidable!
Our community is rising up.
Health disparity is not a natural occurrence. That our community continues to suffer the consequences of health inequity is a result of current public policy or a lack of public policy making it this way.
So much of the disparity we experience is predictable and preventable. Our community suffers the consequences of late detection, inequitable access to treatment and health, social and economic obstacles in survivorship. Yet, despite this, our community pushes through because of our strong family and community ties, our faith and our resiliency. Our community deserves equitable access to cancer health education, detection, treatment, and survivorship care because this is our basic human right.
This work is justice work for us.
Defensoras: Healthcare Advocate Training, Health Justice Fellowship, Population Health
Education & Support
Health Education, Patient Navigation, Survivor Support
Supporters & Donors
Support health-based case management, patient advocacy, translation and support with medical bills
I am so grateful to LCC for all their support, and their help; without which I would not have been able to find the resources and guidance to stay and fight for my life.
– Survivor Testimonial
How to get involved.
Statistics as of 2022
Health care is a human right.
We understand the issues that arise from a broken health system that seems to affect the Latinés and other underrepresented communities hardest. And we too are frustrated. Being in the frontlines - we understand much of the pain and suffering is preventable.
We want to help clients understand that the health injustices they experience are not one-off events. It’s a systems issue, not a personal issue. We want to be an organization that not only helps people overcome these inequities – we want to eliminate them.
“Over 20 years of serving the Latiné community for better health outcomes”
– Darcie Green
WE ARE HIRING
Join Our Team - Job Opportunities for You!
(ESP) - Únase a Nuestro Equipo - ¡Oportunidades de Trabajo para Usted!
Patient Community Organizer: We are seeking for two qualified candidates that are committed to a vision for healthcare and health justice for all. A qualified candidate also must be organized, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in leadership development and advocacy, an ability to work flexibly and creatively, and have a passion for our mission. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Darcie@latinascontracancer.org
Patient Navigator Assistant: LCC is seeking for a qualified candidate that is committed to a vision for healthcare and health justice for all. The Patient Navigator Assistant at LCC will assist and report to the Patient Navigator and Advocate Lead. | (ESP) - LCC está buscando un candidato calificado que esté comprometido con una visión de atención médica justa y justicia de salud para todos. El Asistente de Navegador de Pacientes de LCC asistirá y reportará al Asistente de Navegador de Pacientes y Defensor Líder. To apply, send a resume to email@example.com |(ESP) - Para aplicar, envíe su currículum a firstname.lastname@example.org