5077.0 Minority Issues in Health

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
Racial and ethnic background affects both access to health care and to health promoting activities, thus contributing to disparities in health outcomes. This session highlights projects that are tailored to specific racial and ethnic groups to address health disparities.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1. Discuss importance of tailoring health promotion activities to racial/ethnic populations; 2. Explain role of community and social support in tailored interventions; 3. Identify ways to access and engage under-served racial and ethnic groups.

8:30 AM
Promoting physical activity among Black men who visit barbershops
Laura Linnan, ScD, Paul L. Reiter, PhD, Courtney Duffy, BA, Emily Werder, BS, Veronica Carlisle, MPH and Derek Hales
8:45 AM
Social engagement related and physical activity levels in the Alabama Black Belt
H.R. Foushee, PhD, Suparna Bagchi, MSPH and Connie Kohler, DrPH
9:15 AM
Relationship interdependence and social support among men of color: Implications for male lay health advisor programs
Anh N. Tran, PhD, MPH, Megan Lewis, PhD, Guadalupe Ayala, PhD, MPH and Eugenia Eng, MPH, DrPH
9:30 AM
Seeds of Wellness: A culturally-relevant wellness intervention for urban American Indian families
Norma Gray, PhD, Christina Oré de Boehm, MPH, Angela Farnsworth, MPH, Raquel Aviles, Kathryn Eagle, MD, Carmella Kahn-Thornbrugh, Lana Fred, Mary Mays, PhD, Jan Jirsak, MS and Patricia Nye, MD

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Social Work

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