4409.0 Culture and Language: Best Practices in Health Education and Promotion

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 4:30 PM
Health education, promotion, and communication activities are most salient to the intended recipients when they are culturally and linguistically appropriate. This session's presentations demonstrate best practices and strategies to improve the health and lives of diverse at-risk populations through culturally and linguistically tailored approaches.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the importance of culturally and linguistically tailored approaches in health education, promotion, and communication. 2. Describe best practices.

4:30 PM
Mujeres En Solidaridad Apoyandose (MESA): Addressing Mental Health for Women in a Migratory Sending Community in Mexico
Sandra Clark, MD, Heather B. Edelblute, MPH, Lilli Mann, MPH candidate, Kathryn McKenney, Jason Bischof, Laura Ziemer, MSW and Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD
5:15 PM
Heart of a Woman Project: Utilizing salon hairstylists as lay health advocates to deliver culturally tailored heart health messages in their community
Marilyn A. Fraser-White, MD, Lakeisha Lubin, Soņia Banks, PhD, Ruth C. Browne, ScD, Joseph Ravenell, MD, Calpurnyia Roberts, PhD, Shonnette Campbell, Allana Rollins and Nicole Primus, MPA

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Workers

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)