4061.0 Health Promotion in Minority Populations

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 8:30 AM
This session provides an overview of health promotion research and interventions among minority populations. Examinations include pathways for violence and fighting among early adolescent African Americans who live in low income urban neighborhoods, effects of a sexual health curriculum for parenting Hispanic adults, the association between sleep duration and health in a Latino population, effectiveness of a cancer prevention education program for Hispanic women, and improving staff counseling skills for Type II diabetes risk reduction among Native Americans.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, the participant will be able to: (1) Measure baseline knowledge of cancer prevention, screening, and early detection practices of Hispanic women; (2) Evaluate the effectiveness of a culturally-sensitive presentation in altering the baseline values associated with cancer risk; (3) Develop a more effective cancer prevention education program to under-served group minority groups; (4) List five indicators that link an exercise program to risk factor reduction in diabetics.
Linda Forys, EdM, CHES

8:30 AM
Fighting Behavior among early adolescent African Americans: What are the personal and environmental factors?
Vanya Jones, PhD, MPH, Tina L. Cheng, MD, MPH, Denise L. Haynie, PhD, MPH, Bruce G. Simons-Morton, EdD, MPH and Andrea C. Gielen, ScD, ScM
8:45 AM
Successful strategies to improve intergenerational sexual health communication among Hispanics
Patricia M. Thickstun, PhD, Sheetal Malhotra, MBBS, MS and Katherine Hendricks, MD, MPH
9:00 AM
Examining correlates and consequences of sleep duration in a Latino community
Guadalupe Ayala, PhD, MPH, Jose Loredo, MD, MS, FCCP, Elva M. Arredondo, PhD, Gregory Talavera, MD, MPH, Kevin Patrick, MD, MS and John P. Elder, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, Latino Caucus, HIV/AIDS, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, Black Caucus of Health Workers, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing