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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Health Education Challenges in the Hispanic Community
3310.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Health Education Challenges in the Hispanic Community
Public health professionals are increasingly recognizing the need to develop culturally and linguistically appropriate materials and interventions for Hispanic communities. To create more effective programs, it is necessary to have a clear understanding of the factors that may influence Hispanic adults' behaviors such as participating in cancer screening and clinical trials. The speakers in this session will describe several projects aimed at addressing specific health promotion needs within Hispanic communities.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe strategies to reach Hispanic communities with appropriate health promotion messages;
  2. Identify barriers Hispanics may perceive or experience in accessing public health services; and
  3. Explain the importance of culturally and linguistically appropriate health promotion materials for Hispanic communities.
Moderator(s):Eileen M. McDonald, MS
2:30 PMCulturally proficient bilingual helplines: A new level of Hispanic health information services
Ahmed E. Martínez, MA
2:48 PMIncreasing early phase clinical trial participation among Hispanics in South Texas: Oncologist survey results  [ Recorded presentation ]
Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, Kipling J. Gallion, MA, Patricia Chalela, MPH, Sandra San Miguel, MPH, Bradley Pollock, PhD, Chris H. Takimoto, MD, PhD
3:06 PMInfluences on Physical Activity Behaviors among Latinas in Lee County, Florida: An Ecological Perspective
Ivette A. López, PhD, MPH
3:24 PMˇCelebremos La Vida!: A breast and cervical cancer screening and education program for the uninsured Hispanic community  [ Recorded presentation ]
Carolyn Aldige, Erica Childs, MPH, Abby Fairbank, MPH, Suzanne Hoban, MPH, Gloria Londono, Karen J. Peterson, PhD, Tania Torres, Maryen Vemuri, DDS, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by:Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA