4288.0 Partnerships for Health: Creative Strategies

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:30 PM
The Hispanic population represents approximately 13% of the United States population (Census, 2000). Census projections estimate a tremendous growth in the proportion of people who consider them self to be Hispanic. Lack of health care, barriers to access and use of care, and linguistic and cultural issues are factors which may influence the disproportional burden of chronic and infectious diseases. The purpose of this session is to highlight the importance of partnerships for health related to health and well-being of Latinos. This session is relevant to public health leaders interested in responding to the need for community based health initiatives that serve a specific Hispanic community.
Session Objectives: 1.Identify benefits and challenges associated with establishing community advisory committees for research in Denver, Colorardo 2.Describe the relevance of Salud con Health Net in improving the health status of the Hispanic community residing in California 3.Understand the benefits and challenges in community\academic partnerships for improving the health care quality for the Latino community-translating knowledge into practice 4.Describe the importance of crafting policy agenda that includes community input for Hispanic health programs in Montgomery County, Maryland 5.Understand the strategic components related to “Road to Health” initiative in Los Angeles County

2:48 PM
Developing a Latino health agenda through a community-based participatory process: The experience of the Latino Health Initiative in Montgomery County, Maryland
Graciela Jaschek, MPH, Sonia Mora, BS, Olivia Carter-Pokras, PhD, Henry Montes, MPH, Maria T. Botello-Harbaum, EdD, Cesar Palacios, MD, MPH and Eduardo Pezo, MPH
3:24 PM
LUCHAR: A town and gown collaboration for heart health
Charlene Barrientos Ortiz and Luchar Community Advisory Committee

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Organized by: Latino Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

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

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