3022.0 Reducing Health Disparities Through Culturally Relevant Health Education Materials & Services

Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
Borderless public health requires the ability to communicate across cultural and linguistic divides. This session will provide information on the need for cultural and linguistic competency in oral and written materials, ways to adapt materials for a low literacy population, and explore the challenges presented in this work and the intensive resources needed. Presenters will provide concrete examples from their current work in services, materials, and legislation.
Session Objectives: • Understand the process of content development for culturally relevant health education materials; • Increase awareness of financial, human resources, and administrative issues in developing, assessing, and applying these principles • Understand the translation process needed to properly reach diverse communities, the use of community people to affect policy changes in the management of asthma, and the use of collaboration to increase outreach and funding potentials. Through collaborations, participants will be able to assess their agencies strengths and work towards building collaborations in the areas identified as needing improvements.

8:45 AM
Improving culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) through organizational assessment: Lessons from six years in community health centers
Stergios Roussos, PhD, MPH, Christine Noguera, MS, Fatima Nuñez de Jaimes, Felicia Batts, MPH and Yimdriuska Magan
9:00 AM
Health Education Materials Development and Translation-Meeting the Needs of the Multicultural and Diversified Population
Maria Y. Lin, MPH, Maria Ortega, Hoa Su, MPH, Nancy Wongvipat, MPH and Diana M. Carr, MA
9:30 AM
State Legislative Efforts to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities Among Limited English Proficient Populations
Linnea Laestadius, Kerri M. Lowrey, JD, MPH, Ryan Patrick, JD, Carissa Holmes and Regina el Arculli, MA

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

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