4353.0 Providing Services that Effectively Address Diverse Cultural Needs

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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.
Quynh Do, MPH

Puentes in South Carolina: Building bridges between Latino communities and health care systems
Deborah Billings, PhD, Julie Smithwick-Leone, LMSW and Margarita Franco
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
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
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)