4310.0 Occupational Health Disparities Institute: Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 2:30 PM
The session features four community based participatory research projects whose aims are to learn about the occupational health of worker groups - specifically, home care workers and farmworkers - that may face disparities in exposures and/or outcomes, and to design and conduct interventions to reduce exposures. This session, being offered by the Occupational Health Disparities Institute, continues the theme of research-to-practice highlighted in the 2009 OHS section agenda.
Session Objectives: Identify factors that place worker populations at risk for occupational health disparities: home care workers and farm workers. Describe participatory approaches to collecting occupational health information from farmworkers. Differentiate between participatory (i.e., CPBR) and conventional approaches to research in these populations of workers.
Sherry L. Baron, MD MPH

2:30 PM
2:45 PM
Two Sides of Every Story: A Collaborative Model to Decrease Occupational Illnesses in Connecticut Tobacco Farmworkers
Marcia C. Trapé-Cardoso, MD, Anne L. Bracker, MPH, Nancy J. Simcox, MS, Eddie Sapiain, Labor Educator, Lynae Ann Hawkes, MA and Bruce E. Gould, MD
3:00 PM
Promoting Occupational Safety and Health of Indigenous Farmworkers
Nargess Shadbeh, JD, Stephanie Ann Farquhar, PhD and Julie Samples, JD
3:15 PM
Airing our dirty laundry: Occupational hazards and coping mechanisms of household workers
Ruby R. Gonzalez, Nancy Zuniga, BS, Adam Richards, MD, MPH, Marlom Portillo, Michael A. Rodriguez, MD, MPH and Deogracia Cornelio, MA

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Social Work

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