4036.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 - 9:20 AM

Abstract #17679

CHIS: Measuring health needs of a diverse ethnic and racial population

Ninez Alafriz Ponce, MPP, PhD, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, UCLA School of Public Health, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772, 310/206-4021, nponce@ucla.edu

CHIS has developed a comprehensive multicultural health strategy to maximize inclusion of ethnic and racial minorities, to linguistically and culturally adapt the questionnaires, and to provide a multi-culturally competent interviewer training curriculum. CHIS has devoted considerable resources to achieve these objectives, drawing on the expertise of researchers and advocates from these constituencies. CHISís multicultural health emphasis is a critical component in efforts to measure and reduce disparities in health status and access to health care.

Learning Objectives: N/A

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I have a significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.
Relationship: California Health Interview Survey I am a Co-PI of California Health Interview Survey

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA