3257.0: Monday, November 13, 2000: 8:30 PM-10:00 PM

Health Care Disparities: Examples from Illinois and Massachusetts

This session describes the development, finding, and evaluation of the Southeast Chicago Community Diabetes Action Planning Project. This project has the goal of developing and demonstrating how communities may develop participatory action planning projects to reduce disparities in prevention and control of chronic disease and chronic disease outcomes. This project is one of 32 funded by the Racial-Ethnic Approach to Community Health 2010 (REACH) program initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to explore strategies to reduce disparities in health and health outcomes. The communities chosen are diverse in minority representation, and had an existing maternal-child health consortium in place. One the other hand, these communities had seen a major loss of their industrial employment base. In addition, they are relatively isolated from central Chicago and the political forces involved in health and social planning. Because of the small town scale, the resulting model can be adapted to many small communities where Latino and African-American populations predominate. In addition, two abstracts dealing with disparities in the state of Massachusetts will be presented. Opportunities for comparisons and contrasts are encouraged
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Moderator(s):Jose O. Arrom, MA
Organizer(s):Aida L. Giachello, PhD
Margaret A. Davis, RN
8:30 PMDeveloping Capacity in Community Intervention for Diabetes Control
Jose O. Arrom, MA, Chandana Nandi, MS, RD, LD, Aida L. Giachello, PhD
8:45 PMDevelopment of the Southeast Diabetes Community Action Project
Aida L. Giachello, PhD, Jose O. Arrom, MA, Margaret A. Davis, RN
9:00 PMFrom Research to Planning: Health Disparities among Latinos and African-Americans in Southeast Chicago
Margaret A. Davis, RN, Jose O. Arrom, MA, Chandana Nandi, MS, RD, LD, Aida L. Giachello, PhD
9:15 PMAccess and quality of health care indicators for Latino, White, Black and Asian Medicaid enrollees in Massachusetts
Dharma E. Cortes, PhD
9:30 PMAddressing Latino health disparities in Massachusetts: Using information from vital statistics and HEDIS
Carole C. Upshur, EdD
Sponsor:Latino Caucus
Cosponsors:Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Socialist Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA