4353.0 Providing Services that Effectively Address Diverse Cultural Needs

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Oral
This session will explore diverse cultural needs since in local communities. It 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.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to: Discuss the necessities and challenges of increasing health care access among a new Latino immigrant community in the South. Discuss the importance of developing culturally competent home health care services, especially for African-American populations. Understand the health disparities and the contextual factors of HBV for Vietnamese immigrants.
Moderator:
Quynh Do, MPH

4:30pm
Puentes in South Carolina: Building bridges between Latino communities and health care systems
Deborah Billings, PhD, Julie Smithwick-Leone, LMSW and Margarita Franco
4:45pm
Engaging Latino Day Laborers in Community-Based Health Education Interventions
Lynette G. Landry, RN, PhD, Maricel Santos, PhD, Lena Zhang, PhD, Martin Doerner, MA TESOL, Carlos Lopez and Wanda Tapia, MA
5:00pm
Achieving health equity through home care: The HCR African-American initiative
Sheldon D. Fields, PhD, RN, FNP, Louise Woerner, MBA, FAAN, Yvette Conyers, RN and Rob Chamberlin, MBA
5:15pm
Hepatitis B Knowledge and Information Among a Community Sample of Vietnamese Immigrants Living in Northern Virginia
Quynh Nguyen, Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH, Alexia Dinh-Christie and Isha Weerasinghe, MSc

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

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Workers, Social Work, Vietnam Caucus

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