3018.0 Innovative health interventions addressing the increasing prevalence of chronic disease (e.g., diabetes and obesity)

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
This session addresses issues of culturally appropriate intervention measures of immigrant populations and one critical group less known. It also brings into the fore barriers to care immigrant populations may face and how some are developing "best practices" to contain some of these challenges. In this session presentations would identify useful roles played by state department of public health, county public health departments, community clinics, primary care providers, and community based organizations in chronic disease prevention and management with refugee communities, and the importance of their collaboration. Other components include cultural competency and how health professionals are trying to integrate immigrant and refugee populations in health care delivery in order to minimize effects of health disparities compared to the general population.
Session Objectives: Identify barriers to obtaining healthcare among Muslim women. Identify three culturally-relevant concepts used by Latino healers in treating mental health conditions. List at least 4 important considerations when designing and implementing follow-up systems for newly arriving refugees. List two critical issues to integrate in the development of culturally appropriate evaluation tools.
Anthony Sallar, PhD, MPH, MBA

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Organized by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community, HIV/AIDS, Latino Caucus, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Social Work, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)