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  • Nuestra Salud

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    Nuestra Salud (translation: “our health”) was founded to address the void in culturally and linguistically sensitive programs that meet the health care needs of Hispanics around issues of cancer, diabetes, asthma, tobacco control,and other chronic diseases. Nuestra Salud works to increase collaborative, interdisciplinary and interagency partnerships with community-based organizations, higher education researchers, and state/city elected officials. Nuestra Salud is incorporated in New Mexico, based in Albuquerque, but works to link services nationally and bi-nationally. Nuestra Saludprovideshealth education, patient navigation and psychosocial family support group services. Nuestra Salud currently partners with the University of New Mexico, New Mexico’s, Asthma Control Program, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control (TUPAC) program, the Mexican Consulate, as well as many community-based organizations serving the Hispanic and Spanish-speaking community.

    Nuestra Salud is a program under New Mexico Community Health Workers Association

    For more information contact:

    Maria Otero, Director

    maria@nsnm.org

  • Smartphone Apps and Text support for quitting nicotine

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    Smartphone Apps/Text

    These apps are free and recommended by CDC for support in quitting nicotine.

    • SmokefreeTXT—text message-based support program
      • SmokefreeTeen
      • SmokefreeVet
      • SmokefreeWomen
      • SmokefreeEspañol
      • Smokefree60+
    • quitSTART—tips, information, and challenges to help you quit
      • Get ready to quit with tips and information to prepare you for becoming smokefree
      • Monitor your progress and earn badges for smokefree milestones and other achievements
      • Get back on track if you slip and smoke
      • Manage cravings and bad moods in healthy ways
      • Distract yourself from cravings with games and challenges
      • Store helpful tips, inspirations, and challenges in your Quit Kit
      • Share your progress and favorite tips through social media