The Curémonos Model engages breast cancer survivors to provide education, advocacy, peer support, patient navigation and interpretation services to women affected by cancer. Our Community Health Workers are breast cancer survivors who know and understand the communities they serve. They guide women with breast health concerns or a breast cancer diagnosis through the healthcare system and available resources.
Our educational efforts focus on improving the communication between patients and physicians by educating women with breast cancer to take an active role in the decision-making process and treatment. We empower women with breast cancer to learn about the disease so that they can make informed decisions about different types of treatment, including clinical trials.
Curémonos’s personal touch distinguishes our Community Health Worker Program from other similar patient navigation programs in the community. We serve patients bilingually and bi-culturally in English and Spanish. This program is currently available at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ.