224189 Engaging Latino Day Laborers in Community-Based Health Education Interventions

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Lynette G. Landry, RN, PhD , School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Maricel Santos, PhD , MA TESOL Department, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Lena Zhang, PhD , Department of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, San Francisco State University, San, CA
Martin Doerner, MA TESOL , San Mateo Adult School, San Mateo, CA
Carlos Lopez , Graton Day Labor Center, Graton, CA
Wanda Tapia, MA , Graton Day Labor Center, Graton, CA
California's Latino day laborers rarely find vehicles to speak about their health care needs and concerns to other laborers, to service providers, and the general public. As such, the health care concerns and motivations of day laborers, and their potential as change agents have been largely neglected in health research and interventions. Through university-community partnership, our over-arching goal is to increase the capacity of day laborers to voice their health care concerns and needs and influence health education and outreach efforts. Faculty from SFSU have partnered with staff and day laborers in San Mateo and Sonoma counties. The team worked together to develop the questions that would be asked during focus groups and the human subjects proposal. Further, the community partners have assisted in recruitment of day laborers to participate in the focus groups and to develop the subsequent health education interventions. Focus group data were jointly analyzed to develop health education interventions at each site. Interventions were planned by staff and day laborers at each of the sites and were unique to the needs of the day laborers at each site. Graduate students were involved in data analysis and assisting in development of health education interventions. The partnership has brought together faculty, community members, and students to empower this vulnerable population in identifying their health education needs and in providing a mechanism whereby day laborers can give voice to their needs and develop interventions that address the needs they have identified.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe the process by which members of a vulnerable population are recruited to engage in the development and implementation of a community-based health education intervention.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a lead investigator on the project described.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.