3257.0: Monday, November 13, 2000 - 8:45 PM

Abstract #16130

Development of the Southeast Diabetes Community Action Project

Aida L. Giachello, PhD1, Jose O. Arrom, MA1, and Margaret A. Davis, RN2. (1) Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, Midwest Latino health Res. Ctr, 1640 W. Roosevelt Rd. #636, Chicago, IL 60608, 312-413-1952, aida@uic.edu, (2) Southside Health Consortium

This presentation describes the development of the Southeast Community Action Planning Project. This demonstration project was funded by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC) under the Racial-Ethnic Approach to Community Health (REACH) 2010 federal initiative. A partnership was formed by the Southside Health Consortium, the Midwest Latino Health Research, Training, and Policy Center (University of Illinois at Chicago), the Illinois Diabetes Control Program (IL. Dept. of Human Services), and others to address disparities in diabetes prevention and control, adult immunization, and other chronic disease risk factors. The mission, goals, values, and participatory processes are examined and evaluated. Development of infrastructure and membership expansion is discussed.

Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the development of a community action coalition 2) Describe the process of developing coalition mission, values, goals, and infrastructure 3) Describe the process of developing coalition membership in a multiculutal context

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: Midwest Latino Health Research, Training, and Policy Center Jane Addams College of Social Work University of Illinois at Chicago
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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