5100.0 Reducing Health Disparities Among African-Americans and Hispanic Americans: Intervention Research Funded by CMS

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 12:30 PM
A panel of investigators from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) will present findings from four community-based intervention research studies conducted with the aim of reducing health disparities. The first study focused on identifying the factors associated with the use of diabetes education resources by adult Hispanics near the US-Mexico border. The second study describes the outcomes of an evaluation of an innovative educational intervention to promote positive breast health behavior among Latinas in south Los Angeles. The third study provides information about factors that contribute to increased participation in colorectal screening among African American men. The fourth study will provide findings from a study to increase diabetes self-management among African Americans. All presenters will discuss effective strategies for reaching the various population groups, lessons learned, and public policy issues and implications. We believe the findings from these studies will contribute to the knowledge base regarding effective strategies for reaching African American and Hispanic American populations and assisting with health behavior change that will improve their health status and reduce health disparities.
Session Objectives: Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to: • Discuss the factors associated with the use of diabetes education resources by adult patients with type 2 diabetes among individuals near the US-Mexico border • Describe the outcomes of an evaluation of a novel educational intervention to promote Positive Breast Health Behaviors among Latinas residing in south Los Angeles • Describe the factors that have contributed to increased participation colorectal screening among African American men • Discuss the effectiveness of a diabetes self-management program with African Americans
Eleanor Walker, PhD, RN

1:00 PM
Tailoring diabetes education services to optimize outcomes
Wanda J. Borges, DSN and Trinette Radasa, MSN

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Socialist Caucus, Latino Caucus, Gerontological Health, Community Health Workers SPIG, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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