3257.0: Monday, November 13, 2000 - 9:00 PM

Abstract #16283

From Research to Planning: Health Disparities among Latinos and African-Americans in Southeast Chicago

Margaret A. Davis, RN1, Jose O. Arrom, MA2, Chandana Nandi, MS, RD, LD3, and Aida L. Giachello, PhD2. (1) Southside Health Consortium, 1000 E. 111th St, Chicago, IL 60628, 773-486-1790, margaretadavis@yahoo.com, (2) Jane Addams College of Social Work, UIC Midwest Latino Health Research, Training, and Policy Center, 1640 W. Roosevelt Rd. #636, Chicago, IL 60608, 312-413-1836, josarrom@uic.edu, (3) Illinois Dept. of Human Services, Illinois Diabetes Control Program, 535 W. Jefferson St, Springfield, IL 62761

The process and findings from a diversity of qualitative and quantitative methods used to collect data on a multi-ethnic communities in southeast Chicago are highlighted. The methods used included a 1) community assets inventory, 2) a community random-digit-dialing telephone survey, focus groups with people "at risk" for diabetes and with diabetes, community leader interviews, and analysis of public health and other social indicators. These methods permitted the planning group to examine from multiple perspectives the prevalence of diabetes and chronic disease risks and health conditions, access and use of health care,levels of care quality received by community residents, disparities, environmental and cultural barriers in the delivery of services, etc. Data will be analyzed by ethnicity by gender, age, insurance status, language acculturation, , etc. The data will be incorporated into a community action plan, and disseminated to different community and health planning sectors for resource development, training, and intervention development.

Learning Objectives: 1) List methods to identify health disparities in minority populations 2) Describe diabetes-related disparities and health indicators 3) List key planning issues related to Healthy People 2010 planning objectives

Keywords: Community Health Planning, Diabetes

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: Southside Health Consortium; Midwest Latino Health Research, Training, and Policy Center (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.

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA