5189.0 Roundtable Discussions: Understanding and Addressing Health Issues in the Latino Community

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 12:30 PM
This Roundtable Session will allow for participants to engage in small-group discussions with researchers who have in-depth knowledge addressing specific health issues facing the Latino community. The topics to be addressed include: food insecurity in the Latino community; health conditions in children of Latino immigrants; suicide attempts among Latinas; sexual risk communication directed at immigrant and non-immigrant Latinas; diabetes risk in the Latino community; community-based participatory research activities in the Latino community; discrimination and substance abuse among Latino/as; socio-structural conditions and work-related disability in the Latino community.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe potential factors that may decrease the likelihood of a suicide attempt among Latinas. 2. Compare a range of communication techniques used to reach the Latino community. 3. Explain the use of alcohol and illicit drugs as coping mechanisms for dealing with discrimination. 4. Describe the role of family history in an individual's risk perception for developing diabetes. 5. Explain the relationship between culturally prefered foods and food insecurity in the Latino community.

Table 1
Health conditions in children of Latino immigrants: Does the epidemiological paradox extend beyond birth outcomes?
Yolanda C. Padilla, PhD, MSSW, Erin R. Hamilton, PhD, Jodi Berger Cardoso, MSSW and Robert A. Hummer, PhD
Table 2
Understanding and improving sexual risk communication among Latina intergenerational immigrant and non immigrant family dyads
Britt Rios-Ellis, PhD, MS, Melawhy Garcia-Vega, MPH, Maricela Parga, Natalia Gatdula, MPH (c), BS and Lilia Espinoza, PhD, MPH
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Community-based participatory research to develop emergency preparedness capacity for low income mainly monolingual Spanish speaking Latino communities
Kristine Nodarse-Hernandez, MPH, CHES, Aria Miller, MS, MPH, Pamela Mukaire, MEd, MPH, Megan Karius, MPH(c), Crystal Kandoll, RN, Thelma Gamboa-Maldonado, DrPH (c), MPH, CHES, Patti Herring, PhD, RN and Susanne Montgomery, PhD, MPH, MS
Table 6
Building science translation in a community environment for heart health promotion: The El Paso community health worker HEART border project
Hector Balcazar, MS, PhD, Hendrick de Heer, PhD, MPH, E. Lee Rosenthal, PhD, Sherrie Wise, MPH, Thom Taylor, PhD and Marķa Duarte-Gardea, PhD, RD
Table 7
Gender differences in the relationship between self-reported discrimination and substance abuse among Latina/os
Angie Denisse Otiniano, PhD, MPH, Gilbert C. Gee, PhD and Chandra L. Ford, PhD, MPH, MLIS
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Relationship between marginalization, socioeconomic position, and diabetes risk in Latino children and adolescents
Rebecca Hasson, PhD, Swapna Mahurkar, PhD, Tanja Adam, PhD, Claudia Toledo-Corral, PhD, Ya-Wen Hsu, Jaimie Davis, PhD, Donna Spruijt-Metz, PhD and Michael Goran, PhD

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Organized by: Latino Caucus
Endorsed by: Labor Caucus, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Community Health Workers

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

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