3245.0 Responding to Diversity in Health Education and Health Promotion

Monday, October 27, 2008: 12:30 PM
It is imperative that health educators respond to the continuing problem of health disparities in this country. The increasing use of technology poses unique strategies to address these problems. The Internet holds potential to reduce inequities in access to health information; however, barriers exist to its use as vehicle for health promotion. Similarly, culturally inclusive research methods should be included in every aspect of the clinical trial study protocols. Some of these methods include selecting culturally relevant and appropriate research instruments and outcome measures and recruiting participants from sites that provide services to primarily ethnic minority consumers.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, the participant will be able to: (1) Examine disparities in access to electronic health promotion and education (2) recognize the need to infuse culturally inclusive research methods when designing and conducting clinical trial research (3) Develop ideas for using the Internet to convey relevant, accurate, low-literacy health information to underserved populations

12:30 PM
Responding to Diversity: An Inclusive Health Promotion Technology Innovation
Elizabeth DePoy, PhD, Stephen Gilson, PhD and Robert Kitchin, MSW
12:45 PM
Internet use and online health information seeking among African-American and Hispanic adults: An urban community survey
Alwyn Cohall, MD, Andrea M. Nye, MPH, Roger Vaughan, DrPH, Rita Kukafka, MA, DrPH and Joyce Moon-Howard, MPH, Dr PH
1:00 PM
Latinos Using Cardio Health Actions to Reduce Risk (LUCHAR) Project: Findings from a community-based kiosk intervention to improve nutrition, physical activity, and smoking behavior
Bonnie Leeman-Castillo, PhD, Silvia Gutiérrez Raghunath, Brenda Beaty, MSPH, Benjamin Medrano, John Steiner, MD, MPH and Sheana Bull, PhD, MPH
1:15 PM
Developing Health Communication Tools for Hispanic/Latino Audiences: The Fotonovela
Clarese C. Astrin, PhD, Victor Sierra, ScM and Paula Panissidi, MHS

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

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