4244.0 Moving Beyond Unfavorable Statistics to Address American Indian and Alaska Native Health Disparities

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:30 PM
Session Objectives: Describe health issues that affect health disparities Describe ways to address the health disparities Describe the latest research in AIAN communities

2:30 PM
Using community workshops to develop a culturally tailored obesity and diabetes intervention program for the Navajo Nation
Marla Pardilla, MPH MSW, Joel Gittelsohn, PhD, Elverna M. Bennett, BA, Sangita Sharma, PhD, Sally M. Davis, PhD, Jean Anliker, PHD, Jerold Manuelito, Muge Qi, MHS, Robert Nakai, MPH and Hank Haskie, BA
2:40 PM
Navajo/Tribal Gardening and Health Promotion
Kathleen Huttlinger, PhD, RN, Susan C. Forster-Cox, PhD, MPH, CHES, Kevin Lombard, PhD and Alvin Rafelito, MS
2:50 PM
Special Diabetes Program for Indians Healthy Heart Project: Translating research into practice for American Indians and Alaska Natives with diabetes
Yvette Roubideaux, MD MPH, Janette Beals, PhD, Luohua Jiang, PhD, Tammy L. Brown, MPH, RD, BC-ADM, Spero M. Manson, PhD and Kelly J. Acton, MD, MPH, FACP
3:00 PM
Increasing breast cancer screening rates among Hopi women
Sylvia Brown, MPH, Robin Harris, PhD, Lorencita Martin, MPH, Tomas Nuņo, MA, Delores Ami, Charlotte Goodluck, MSW, PhD and R. Cruz Begay, DrPH
3:10 PM
Families Together: A multigenerational and multi-disciplinary approach to cancer education
Markos Samos, MA, LPC, Nina Wampler, DSc, MPH, Diane E. Weiner, PhD and Mary K. Canales, PhD, RN
3:20 PM
Understanding Breast Changes: An Inupiaq-English Radio Show to Encourage Breast Cancer Screening
Marie J. Lavigne, LMSW, Katherine J. Briant, MPH, CHES and Jozieta Slatton

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Organized by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus