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Vivir a todo pulmón  ("Live Life to Its Fullest")

The Vivir campaign was steeped in the findings of outreach in Kentucky and North Central Florida. A combination of Community Exchange Sessions (CNS) and lay-health worker facilitated surveys, the Vivir findings articulate steps to raising Tuberculosis awareness the Hispanic Community.

Vivir a todo pulmón (“Live Life to Its Fullest”) is a series of health education campaign materials for Spanish-speaking immigrants. The materials, available in both audio and print format, were developed to increase awareness about tuberculosis, while striving to reduce transmission and non-compliance in treatment.

The Spanish-language educational materials were developed for TB program staff and others to support their work with this distinct community. The “User’s Guide” provides an overview of each of the materials, offers suggestions for use in the community and also provides an English translation.

These materials are the result of a partnership between the The Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center and the Rural Women’s Health Project. The materials are free and downloadable from the SNTC website at: http://sntc.medicine.ufl.edu/Products.aspx

 

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Research Findings

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Spanish-speaking immigrants are at an elevated risk
for contracting TB. The findings show that inaccurate
information about TB is a primary obstacle.
This assessment focused on Spanish-speaking
immigrants living in the Southeastern U,S.- their
perceptions, cultural beliefs and knowledge of TB.