267599 Eliminating Health Disparities: National Organizations Reaching Local Minority Communities

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Charlotte Kabore', MS, MPH, MCHES , Division of Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
T.’Ronda Joseph, MPA, MCHES , Division of Community Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA
Latrece Timmons, MPH , Division of Community Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA
Carlene Graham, PhD MSPH , Division of Community Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA
Graydon Yatabe, RD, MPH , Division of Community Health, CDC, Atlanta, GA
The CDC-funded program addresses via the National Organizations that Serve Minority Communities Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Eliminate Health Disparities (MNOs REACH-US) strategies that eliminate racial and ethnic differences in health beyond a focus on a particular disease, as well as the broader context of social determinants of health. MNOs with a national reach and broad community development agenda are uniquely suited to integrate strategic actions for community empowerment within a community health program. The MNO grantees specifically serve one or more racial and ethnic groups (including African American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, and Hispanic/Latino) and address one or more health priority area(s): cancer (breast, cervical cancers); cardiovascular disease; diabetes mellitus; and infant mortality. The grantees provide targeted culturally tailored training and technical assistance in: 1) Dissemination of evidenced-based heath disparities elimination strategies and tools to local affiliates and chapters of the national organizations, and; 2) Capacity-building with local affiliates and chapters. The MNO grantees assist their local affiliates and chapters in transforming evidence-based or practice-based findings and information into practice. This session will present lessons learned from the MNOs REACH-US model for using national reach to promote health equity.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain the types of dissemination strategies and tools used by the MNOs REACH-US communities 2. Describe lessons learned through providing evidence based findings using the MNOs U.S. model.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Charlotte Kaboré works as a Public Health Advisor (PHA) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Community Health. I am the Program Consutant for this project at CDC.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.