3082.0 Epidemiology and innovative interventions in immigrant and refugee health

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:30 AM
This session will present innovative health prevention and intervention approaches addressing chronic and infectious disease among immigrants. Posters on chronic disease will examine the success and challenges experienced by weight-control and diabetes interventions among diverse immigrant groups. Infectious disease prevention will focus on tuberculosis and hepatitis B programs. Posters will also present innovative approaches to service provision to immigrants and farmworkers, in case of natural and man-made emergencies will be described.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1. Assess innovative approaches to address obesity and diabetes among immigrants 2. Identify interventions to reduce the prevalence of tuberculosis and hepatitis B among immigrant populations 3. Describe approaches to provide services to immigrants during emergencies

Board 4
Board 5
Patient-perceived barriers to diabetes control among Spanish-speaking migrant workers in northeast Colorado
Loretta V. Sullivan, MD, MPH, Paul Hicks, MD, Gilda Salazar, RN, CDE and Kelet Robinson, MD
Board 7
Hepatitis prevention activities in public health and primary care clinics that serve migrants
Claire Loe, MPH, Craig W. Johnson, PhD, MA, Edward Zuroweste, MD, Deliana Garcia, MA, Carmen L. Retzlaff, MPH, CHES, Kathryn M. Anderson, MA and Jillian Hopewell, MPA, MA
Board 8
Evaluation of a Tuberculosis Specific Cultural Competency Training for Tennessee Department of Health TB Program Staff
J.M. Mangan, PhD MST, K. Ottenwess, MPH, Donna Wegener, MA, Robin Lewy, MA, Katie Garman, MPH, CHES, K. Simpson, MSHSE and Michael Lauzardo, MD, Msc

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Organized by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Occupational Health and Safety, Socialist Caucus