4377.0 Community Based Participatory Research to Promote Healthy Bodies among African Americans and Hispanic Americans

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 4:30 PM
A panel of investigators from Historially Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions will present findings from five community-based intervention research studies conducted wiht the aim of reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes. The first study focuses on developing strategies for reducing childhood 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 excessive use of over-the-counter medications. The third study provides information about strategies to increase breast feeding among Hispanic mothers and strategies to reduce childhood obesity. The fourth study focuses on the use of talking Fotonovelas with community-dwelling African Americans to improve self-management of diabetes and hypertension. The fifth study provides information about the impact of pharmacist home visits on the compliance of African Americans with their medicine regimens
Session Objectives: 1. Describe strategies to reduce obesity among Hispanic children in rural communities 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. Describe several benefits of using talking Fotonovelas to improve self-management behaviors of African Americans with diabetes and hypertension
Eleanor Walker, PhD, RN
Eleanor Walker, PhD, RN

5:30 PM
Building a Unique Partnership to Serve People With Arthritis in the Hispanic Community
Mary B. Waterman, MPH, Patience White, MD, Edgar Gil, MBA and Magdalena Castro-Lewis

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development

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