4362.0 Immigration, Nutrition and Exercise: Implications for Chronic Disease Control

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 4:30 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 implications of health behaviors in chronic disease control. This session is relevant to public health leaders interested in responding to the role of health behaviors in improving the health status of the Hispanic community.
Session Objectives: 1.Identify the barriers related to providing a culturally appropriate health care message to improve the health and well-being of Latino women 2.Decribe educational outreach activities conducted by the National Eye Health Education Program of the National Eye Institute 3.Understand the heterogeneity of the Hispanic population with relation to the prevalence of diabetes, obesity, and hypertension 4. Discuss the relationship between Latino enclave effects and cancer screening 5. Describe the differences in health behaviors among rural Mexicans, Urban Mexicans and Mexican Americans.

4:30 PM
Differences in health behaviors among Rural Mexicans, Urban Mexicans and Mexican-Americans
Ranjita Misra, PhD, Erica T. Sosa, MS, Roxana Valdes Ramos, DSc, Linda Castillo, PhD, Martha Kaufer-Horwitz, DSc, Alejandra Donaji Benitez Arciniega, MPH and Fernando Farfan Gonzalez Gonzalez, MD MHN
5:06 PM
Somos Diferentes/We're All Different: Breaking Down the Hispanic Paradox, NHIS 1997-2003
Cassandra Arroyo, PhD, Yong Liu, MS, Krista D. Mincey, MPH and Sharon Davis, PhD
5:24 PM
Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding eye health and disease among Hispanic/Latino adults: Results of a national telephone survey
Harry T. Kwon, PhD, MPH, CHES, William Scarbrough, PhD and Neyal J. Ammary-Risch, MPH, CHES
5:42 PM
Formative research to engage immigrant Latino women in achieving a healthy weight
Eleanor Long, MSPH, Sharen Anthony, MFCC RD, Tania Villalobos, MPH (6/08), Yamin Aung, MPH (6/08), Deborah Glik, ScD and Cynthia Harding, MPH

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Organized by: Latino Caucus
Endorsed by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

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