3248.0 Update on the Hispanic Community Health Study (HCHS), a Study of Latinos (SOL)

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM
In 2007, the National Institutes of Health-National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NIH-NHLBI) along with six other institutes, centers, and offices of the NIH launched a six and a half year study among the Hispanic/Latino populations living in the United States. The Hispanic Community Health Study / Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) is a multi-center epidemiologic study to determine the role of acculturation in the prevalence and development of disease, and to identify risk factors playing a protective or harmful role in Hispanic/Latino populations. Four field Centers located in: Miami (University of Miami), New York City (Einstein College of Medicine), Chicago (Northwestern University Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine) and San Diego (San Diego State University, School of Public Health) are responsible for recruiting and retaining 4,000 Hispanics/Latinos and conducting comprehensive assessments of the health and medical needs of study participants representing two or more of the following groups: Mexicans/Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans/Cuban Americans and persons born or descended from those born in Central or South America. Another goal of the study is to promote the career development of the next generation of investigators. Much progress has been made since the launch of the study and preliminary results are emerging. Attendees of this session will hear select preliminary study results and will learn about opportunities and ways to collaborate with HCHS-SOL investigators.
Session Objectives: Learning Objectives: 1) to describe the study rationale, objectives and design; 2) to present selected preliminary HCHS/SOL results; 3) to discuss public health implications of results; and, 4) to describe the process establish collaborations with the HCHS-SOL investigators in order to promote career development for the next generation of investigators.
Gregory Talavera, MD, MPH
Carlos Zometa, PhD, MSPH

12:30 PM

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Organized by: Latino Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

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

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