4359.0 Culturally Relevant Approaches to Reducing Health Disparities

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 4:30 PM
Culturally relevant approaches to reducing health dipsarities allow people to relate to and understand fundamental health information to make informed health decisions. The session will focus on the outcomes of projects supporting the value of including culturally and linguistically appropriate materials to increase family health literacy, impact lifestyle choices and improve health among underserved communities and bi-lingual individuals.
Session Objectives: Identify strategies to increase interest and engage groups. Describe methods for evaluating the effectiveness of using culturally appropriate approaches to reducing health disparities. Describe methods like community-based, participatory approach and discuss outcome evaluation and public health implications of community projects and population focused interventions.
Mona Bormet, MPH, CHES

4:30 PM
Promotores: A community-based health delivery mechanism to reduce health disparities
Eric C. Twombly, PhD, Carrie A. DeBoer, MPH, MSN, RN and Kristen D. Holtz, PhD
4:45 PM
Disaggregating Data to Document Unique Diabetes Disparities in Asian American Communities
Nadia Islam, PhD, Ying-Hua Liu, MD, MPA, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH and Mariano Rey, MD
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
Evaluating policy advocacy: Employing systems change outcomes
Claire Brindis, DrPH, Mary Kreger, Dr PH, Dana Hughes, DrPH, Simran Sabherwal, Katherine Sargent, BA, Annalisa Robles, MPA and Marion Standish, JDL

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Community Health Workers SPIG, Latino Caucus, Social Work

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