4015.0 Health Care Needs of Hard to Reach Populations

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Because certain populations are more challenging to identify and deliver services to, their health care needs are often poorly understood. This session will examine the importance of health and health seeking behaviors in various hard to reach populations.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to Identify six recruitment strategies for enrolling minority participants into community-based research studies. Define 3 methods to enhance policy implementation. Discuss issues and barriers that formerly incarcerated patients with chronic disease face upon return to their communities. Identify the challenges ex-offenders face in meeting their health care needs.
Sandra Liu, PhD, MBA, MS in Preventive Medicine

REACH US focus group results for four neighborhoods in the city of Cleveland
Dianne L. Kerr, PhD, MCHES, Amy J. Thompson, PhD, CHES, Manuella Crawley, Jennifer Scofield, MA, CHES and Barb Clint
Partnering with Community-Based Organizations in Recruiting a Hard-to-Find Population in East Los Angeles
Carolyn A. Mendez-Luck, PhD, MPH, Laura Trejo, MPA, MSG, Jeanne Miranda, PhD, Elizabeth Jimenez and Carol M. Mangione, MD, MSPH
Social justice for injection drug users: Public health policy implementation
Valerie J. Rose, DrPH, MPH and Glenn Backes, MSW, MPH
Health Care Needs of Returning Prisoners and How Unmet Health Needs Affects the Reentry Experience and Success in Reintegrating Back into Communities
Lois M. Davis, PhD, Kathryn P. Derose, PhD, MPH, Malcolm V. Williams, MPP, PhD and Eugene Williams III

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

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, HIV/AIDS, Social Work

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