190612 De Blanco y Negro a Colores: Entendiendo la Depresión Tool Kit

Monday, October 27, 2008: 11:30 AM

Liany Elba Arroyo, MPH, CPH , Institute for Hispanic Health, National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC
Melissa Mercado-Crespo , Institute for Hispanic Health, National Council of La Raza, San Juan, PR
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), with support from the Lilly Foundation, created a culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach program focused on depression. As part of the outreach program, a bilingual tool kit for promotores de salud (lay health educators) was designed based on formative research conducted in El Paso, Texas; Miami, Florida; and Union City, California. Research results found that a strong stigma is present within the Hispanic community regarding mental health issues; Latinos remain unaware of available mental health

services regardless of health insurance and immigration status; and Hispanics believe they are more likely to suffer depression than other groups.

Based on these findings, a tool kit focused on depression

De Blanco y Negro a Colores: Entendiendo la Depresión was developed. This set of materials was designed for promotores to give one-hour educational charlas (community health education sessions) in their communities. The tool kit includes: a colar flipchart, Promotores manual, magnet, referral card, and tool kit box.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe a culturally competent and linguistically appropriate promotores de salud intervention to increase Latino communities understanding of depression and its identification and prevention. 2. Discuss the importance of community-based research to serve as a foundation for the development of appropriate health education materials tailored to specific audiences.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I, Liany E Arroyo, MPH, serve as Director of the Institute for Hispanic Health at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. In that capacity, I directly supervised all activities related to the De Blanco y Negro a Colores: Entendiendo la Depresión (From Black and White to Color: Understanding Depression) project; including, but not limited to: proposal and workplan, formative research activities, materials development and production, promotores training on how to use the materials, evaluation design, evaluation analyses and conclusions, materials review.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.