5078.0 Health Education Strategies in Diabetes Prevention

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 8:30 AM
More than 20 million people in the United States are affected by diabetes. With so many affected, racial disparities still persist among several populations. This session will describe how to effectively use community mobilization strategies address diabetes and the use of health care services for cardiometabolic risk reduction among diabetics by racial/ethnic groups. Additional presentations will include the use of non-traditional physical activity as diabetes prevention and the effects of diabetes on eye health. Strategies to prevent or reverse pre-diabetes will also be explored.
Session Objectives: Identify issues in addressing diabetes to reduce health disparities. Discuss strategies to prevention the development of diabetes or the reversal of pre-diabetes.

8:45 AM
Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding diabetic eye disease among U.S. adults: Results of a national telephone survey
William Scarbrough, PhD, Neyal J. Ammary-Risch, MPH, CHES and Harry T. Kwon, PhD, MPH, CHES
9:15 AM
Community mobilization strategies for reducing racial and ethnic disparities in diabetes: Lessons learned from the Bronx Health REACH 2010 Project
Amanda M. Navarro, DrPH, MPH, C. Shannon Griffin-Blake, PhD, Pattie Tucker, DrPH, RN and Charmaine Ruddock, MS

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus