3429.0 Reaching Diverse Populations Through Health Education

Monday, October 27, 2008: 4:30 PM
The US has been historically a nation of immigrants, and the challenge to health education and health promotion remains the incorporation of the needs of an ever changing complexity of race, ethnicity, gender and age. As such, it is imperative that public health educators are able to reach such diverse communities and their specific needs. This session will discuss a broad range of topics dealing with innovative approaches to attempt to reduce health disparities in this country.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, the participant will be able to: (1) List the challenges faced by state-recognized Tribes and Urban Indian Associations to identify and address community health needs (2) Describe methods to train ethnically diverse interviewers in valid and reliable data collection (3) Identify approaches to develop trust in a race/ethnic diverse hard-to-reach population including immigrants (4) Educate participants about a method for engaging Mexican-American community stakeholders in obesity prevention intervention development

4:30 PM
Racial, Ethnic, and Language Preference Information Demographic Data Collection
Melanie Stopponi, MPA , CHES, Arne Beck, PhD, Adolph (Steve) DelCastillo, PhD and Harvey Bograd, MD
4:45 PM
Invisible in plain sight: Assessing health needs and capacity through reflection and action among North Carolina Tribes and urban Indian associations
Missy Brayboy, BS, AA, Robert J. Letourneau, MPH, Carolyn E. Crump, PhD, Jan Lowery, MPH, CHES and Leslie Brown, MPH, JD
5:00 PM
Reaching urban American Indian and Alaskan Natives for obesity prevention
Brenda Seals, PhD, MPH, Linda Burhansstipanov, DrPH, Denise Lindstrom and Lisa Harjo
5:15 PM
How to include a race/ethnic diverse hard-to-reach adult population into the planning process of health education programs
Theodora Papachristou, MPH, Gail C. Farmer, DrPH, Russell Wylie, BA, President and Michael Wylie, BA, Vice Preside
5:30 PM
Targeting the Taqueria: Implementing Healthy Food Options at Mexican American Restaurants
Krista Hanni, MS, PhD, Elan Garcia, BS, Cheryl M. Ellemberg, MPH, CHES and Marilyn A. Winkleby, MPH, PhD

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

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing