3303.0 Engaging Policymakers in Changing Nutrition and Physical Activity Environments: Models and Strategies from Rural and Urban Communities

Monday, November 8, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
A panel of investigators from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions will present findings from five community-based intervention research studies conducted with the aim of reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes. The first study focuses on developing strategies for reducing child obesity in a rural Hispanic community using family-based intervention strategies. A second study identifies strategies for increasing adherence to drug regimens among older African Americans and reducing over-the-counter medication usage. The third study provides information about strategies for increasing the participation of African American males in prostate cancer screening. The fourth study will describe community-based strategies to increase diabetes self-management among African Americans. The fifth study provides information about the use of fotonovelas for improving management of diabetes and hypertension among African Americans.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to 1.Describe strategies to reduce child obesity among Hispanic children in a rural community using family-based intervention strategies. 2.Discuss the impact of an educational program to improve adherence to drug regimens and reduce over-the-counter polypharmacy among African American older adults. 3.Discuss effective strategies for increasing the number of African American males who undergo screening for prostate cancer. 4.Describe the impact of a community-based intervention to improve self-management of diabetes among Hispanic adults with Type 2 Diabetes. 5.Describe the effectiveness of a computer driven talking fotonovelas in improving self-management behaviors of African Americans with diabetes and hypertension
Eleanor Walker, PhD, RN

Nutrition and exercise start today
Deborah Parra-Medina, PhD and Cynthia Mojica, PhD, MPH
Diabetes literacy and self-efficacy screening and training project (LASST)
José L. Calderón, MD, Ana Castejon, PhD, Claudia Millar, MPH and Silvia E. Rabionet, EdD

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

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Gerontological Health (newly approved name Aging & Public Health), Health Administration, Social Work, Physical Activity

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