4060.0 Issues in Public Health and Diversity

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 8:30 AM
Social capital has facilitated understanding of the relationship between social environment and health. This session further explores theoretical differences in literature and provides evidence about the relationship between social capital and health.
Session Objectives: •Describe an approach for educating adolescents about the social determinants of health that enables adolescents to analyze issues pertaining to racial and ethnic health and health care disparities. •Identify social capital components important for educational programs for improving community health. •Discuss theoretical and measurement issues in the social capital literature. •Examine the implications of results for future empirical and community-based research on social capital and health. •Compare the perspectives and experiences of patients with trained health care interpreters and those without trained interpreters regarding communication with their providers.
Lisa M. Carlson, MPH, CHES

8:45 AM
Perspectives of Medical Providers on the Training of Community Health Navigators: Health Systems Implications and Policy Recommendations
Jacqueline Tran, MPH, Maichew Chao, Sophalla El Chap, Mary Anne Foo, MPH, Lucy Huynh, Sithary Oun Ly, Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, PhD, RN, MN, Tu-Uyen Ngoc Nguyen, PhD, MPH, Bounmy Sisawang, Waraporn Tiaprasith and Srinapha Vasunilashorn
9:00 AM
Health status and social capital in the Black Belt of Alabama
H.R. Foushee, PhD, Suparna Bagchi, MSPH, Connie Kohler, DrPH, Yu-Mei Schoenberger, PhD and Brad Lian, PhD
9:15 AM
A meta-analysis of social capital and health
Keon L. Gilbert, DrPH, Sandra C. Quinn, PhD, Michael P. Marshal, PhD, John Wallace, PhD, Robert M. Goodman, PhD, James Butler, DrPH and Ron Stall, PhD
9:30 AM
Roles and responsibilies of trained health care interpreters in reducing cancer disparities for Southeast Asian women
Tu-Uyen Ngoc Nguyen, PhD, MPH, Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, PhD, RN, MN, Susan K. Choi, MS, Nisarat Kotchasak, Audrey Doan, Varaporn Chitsilcharoen and Tina Vasinamakin

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Workers SPIG

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