3046.0 Health Promotion Programs Targeting the Latino Community

Monday, November 8, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Latinos currently represent an estimated 15% of the US population (US Census Bureau, 2008), are the fastest growing racial and ethnic group and are projected to shape the future of the United States. Adequate health care for this population is a major challenge that must be resolved. A myriad of factors such as lack of/or inadequate health insurance, high levels of poverty, language barriers and poor access to health care facilities combine to deny this population a right that others enjoy. The purpose of this session is to provide evidence of programs that improve health conditions for Latinos. This session is relevant to public health leaders interested in reducing disparities; for health care leaders that are attempting to increase access to clinics, and for those that want to increase the quality of programs for persons with limited English proficiency. The session is important to leaders in academia and public health professionals who want to learn more about solving health care problems faced by Latinos.
Session Objectives: Identify the appropriate design and delivery of a healthy lifestyle intervention for women. Identify why an intervention that attempts to reduce diabetes risk factors also had an effect on reducing depression among pregnant Latinas. Explain how family connectedness is measured and why it is considered a key protective factor for Latino adolescents. Identify at least 2 strategies for substance use prevention approaches targeting Latino girls. Recognize and describe a few strategies, challenges associated with the recruitment of Latina immigrants to a cervical cancer prevention randomized clinical trial. Explain how Latinos in Hillsborough County are being educated to prevent and manage diabetes

Effect of the Healthy MOMS lifestyle intervention on reducing depressive symptoms among pregnant Latinas
Edith Kieffer, MPH, PhD, Cleopatra Caldwell, PhD, Diana B. Welmerink, MPH, CPH, Ricardo Guzman, MSW, MPH, Brandy Sinco, MS and Kathleen B. Welch, MPH, MS
Exploring the relationship of substance use and family connectedness among Latino adolescent females to inform health promotion priorities
Carolyn Garcia, PhD, MPH, RN, Lianne Walburg, RN, BS, Jennifer Kling, RN, BS, Gabriela Vazquez, PhD and Joon Ho Park, MS
Diabetes Education Program for Latinos
Tara Trudnak, MPH, CPH, Jaime Corvin, PhD, Wayne Westhoff, PhD and Irmarie Virella, MPH
Promotora intervention to reduce cervical cancer disparities in Latinas
Matthew James O'Brien, MD, Rebecca Bixby, RN, Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD, Susana Pimentel and Judy Shea, PhD

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Organized by: Latino Caucus
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Community Health Workers, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, Social Work, Women's Caucus

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

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