De la Mano Frente al Cancer (Hand in Hand Confronting Cancer) Program Evaluation

Status: complete

Purpose: There were several goals to this evaluation:

  • Collaborate with program staff to find effective ways to gather, store and report on information about activities and services provided for internal monitoring and external reporting;
  • Collaborate with program staff to develop evaluation tools and research questions that are appropriate and useful;
  • Provide effective process and outcome evaluation design and analysis; and
  • Support and develop the internal program capacity for evaluation.

Project Design Components: Process study, outcome study, database development

Program description: Familias en Acción/Families in Action, formerly Desarrollo Integral de la Familia, was founded in 1998 in response to members of the Latino community who saw a need for a Latino culturally specific community-based organization focused on family well-being. One important program within the organization is De la Mano Frente al Cancer/Hand in Hand Confronting Cancer, which is a partnership with cancer survivors and community members to provide cancer patients with a patient navigator and advocate who can link them to appropriate resources and educate medical providers about cultural issues to ensure the best possible care for this underserved population.

Funding Source: Lance Armstrong Foundation

Start Date: June 2009

Project Team

Project Director

Tamara Perkins, Ph.D.