4289.0 Translational research on chronic disease in API populations

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Asian and Pacific Islander (API) populations experience a significant chronic disease burden, particularly with regard to diet-related diseases. The NIH-funded randomized, controlled trial, Diabetes Prevention Program, reported a 58% reduction in risk of developing type 2 diabetes through intensive lifestyle intervention among participants who were overweight and had prediabetes. National and local efforts are underway to translate this trial to underserved, ethnic minority populations who are disproportionately affected. This session will present some of the field’s newest approaches to translating this trial, and highlight the unique considerations and challenges when working to prevent chronic disease in diverse API populations. Lessons learned can also inform the translation of controlled trials in other non-API ethnic minority populations.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1) Describe perceptions of the cause and treatments for diabetes and experiences of inequities in treatment among the Hmong, Cambodian, Lao and Khmu communities; 2) Discuss the process used to translate the Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle intervention to Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities; 3) Discuss how to implement a Community Health Worker intervention translated for diabetic Bangladeshis in New York City; and 4) Discuss the design of the Pacific Islander Women's Health Spa, a culture- specific obesity prevention workshop.

PILI ‘Ohana Partnership: Translating, testing and refining the Diabetes Prevention Program for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders
Claire Townsend, MPH, Donna-Marie Palakiko, RN, MS, Chelsea Okamoto, Arlene Ige, MPH, Joseph Keawe'aimoku Kaholokula, PhD, Puni Kekauoha, Sheryl Yoshimura, RD and Claire Hughes, DrPH
A randomized controlled trial community health worker intervention to improve diabetes management in the New York City Bangladeshi community
Nadia Islam, PhD, Lindsey Riley, MPH, Laura Wyatt, MPH, Gulnahar Alam, Mamnunul Haq, MD Taher, Darius Tandon, PhD, Michael Tanner, MD, Purnima Naik, MD, Shahnaz Yousuf, Runi Mukherji-Ratnam, PhD, Mariano Rey, MD and Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH
Pacific Islander Women's Health Spa: Culture specific obesity prevention workshop
Lydia Guzman, MPH, RD, Mary Casagrande, MPH, Lita Tangitau-Sanft, BA and Roshetta Mokofisi, MPA

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

Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Vietnam Caucus, Black Caucus of Health Workers

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