3232.0 Ethnic & Racial Disparities: Asthma, Diabetes, Men's Health, & Safety-Net Systems

Monday, October 27, 2008: 12:30 PM
The five conclusions for this session are as follows: 1.The assumptions that patients across the three ethnic groups were equivalent in terms of health status and health insurance were not confirmed 2.Minority men were more likely than white men to seek health information, but they were less likely to mention that information to their doctor 3.The essential components for Project A-L-L's success include bilingual and bicultural outreach, coordinated service delivery (e.g. laboratory and pharmacy), a capable disease/patient registry, and a culturally appropriate healthcare experience 4.PMs are more effective than traditional asthma care in improving several asthma outcomes in minority children, especially for those with high intervention participation and low asthma severity 5.Specific behaviors related to medication adherence are important for diabetes control
Session Objectives: There are five objectives for this session. To: 1.Evaluate the presence of healthcare disparities in a defined healthcare safety-net population 2.Describe disparities in health self advocacy for men 3.Articulate the key components of a diabetes management model 4.Articulate how Parent Mentors can be more effective than traditional asthma care in improving several asthma outcomes in minority children 5.Recognize and articulate correlates of medication non-adherence among low-income African Americans with type 2 diabetes

12:30 PM
Healthcare access disparities among Anglo, African American, and Mexican American patients in a safety-net healthcare system
Courtney M. Queen, PhD, MS, Ami Moore, PhD, Ximena Urrutia-Rojas, DrPH, Joane G. Baumer, MD and Susan Eve, PhD
12:45 PM
Men health's and disparities in health self advocacy
Keith Elder, PhD, MPH, MPA, Jacqueline Wiltshire, PhD, MPH, Lisa C. Gary, PhD and Dayna Campbell, MS, PhD(c)
1:15 PM
A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effectiveness of Parent Mentors in Improving Asthma Outcomes in Minority Children
Glenn Flores, MD, Christina Snowden-Bridon, Sylvia Torres, Ruth Perez, Tim Walter, Jane Brotanek, MD, MPH and Sandra Tomany-Korman
1:30 PM
Correlates of medication non-adherence among urban African-Americans with type 2 diabetes
Chandra L. Jackson, MSc, Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, Frederick Brancati, MD, MHS, Marian Batts-Turner, MSN, RN, Hsin-Chieh Yeh, PhD, Rosemary Dray-Spira, MD, PhD, Lee Bone, MPH, RN, Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, David Levine, MD, MPH, ScD and Tiffany L. Gary, PhD

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Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Latino Caucus, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus

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