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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
Deborah Glik, ScD
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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing
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