4264.0 Health Disparities

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:30 PM
This interesting session will focus on health disparities. Presentations will include a discussion of whether racial discrimination modifies the relationship between obesity and hypertension, an examination of disparities in HIV/AIDS mortality in the US, factors associated with high-risk sexual behavior among sexually active adolescent females, and outcomes from a randomized community health worker intervention for African Americans and Latinos with diabetes. One session will focus on willingness to participate in biomedical studies among different racial/ethnic groups.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Discuss the relationship of racial discrimination to health outcomes 2. Describe the differences in willingness to participate in biomedical studies across racial/ethnic groups 3. Describe racial differences in prevalence of high-risk sexual behavior among adolescent females 4. Analyze the extent to which socioeconomic status contributes to differential mortality rates in HIV/AIDS in the pre- and post-HAART eras 5. Discuss implications of methods and results for future community-based interventions aimed at reducing health disparities
Peter E. Thomas, PhD, MPH

2:35 PM
Does racial discrimination modify the relationship between obesity and hypertension?
Amy Dailey, PhD, MPH, Ellen Lopez, PhD, MPH, Tina Arcomone, MPH and Latarsha Chisholm, MSW
2:50 PM
Factors Associated with High-Risk Sexual Behavior among Sexually Active Adolescent Females: YRBS 2005
Qurkeresseria Monique Jackson, Cassandra Arroyo, PhD, Ahmed Adu-Oppong, PhD, MBA, MHA, M and Swati Raychowdhury, PhD, MPH
3:05 PM
Applying the Fundamental Cause Framework to the Examination of Disparities in HIV/AIDS Mortality in the United States (US)
Marcie S. Rubin, MPH, MPA, Cynthia G. Colen, PhD, Jo C. Phelan, PhD and Bruce G. Link, PhD
3:20 PM
Outcomes from a Randomized Community Health Worker Intervention for African Americans and Latinos with Diabetes in Detroit
Michael Spencer, PhD, Ann-Marie Rosland, MD, Brandy Sinco, MS, Edith Kieffer, PhD, Gloria Palmisano, BS, MA, Michael Anderson and Michele Heisler, MD, MPA

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Ethics SPIG, Latino Caucus, Medical Care, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

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