4406.0 Community based participatory approaches using social media for the health of Latino populations

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
A number of broad research methods using Social Media (SM) have emerged that play an important role in the health of Latino populations, especially youth. Most recently, social media has become apparent as an excellent resource and tool in the utilization of health interventions. Similarly, Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approaches situate Latino community voices at the center of inquiry. Together these new methodological approaches are innovative tactics to provide and implement interventions and programs in enhancing wellness in Latino communities. This session will describe the impact of these novel methodologies , and their curricular implications, especially when working with Latino youth, and provide specific techniques that reciprocally benefit both researchers and research participants.
Session Objectives: By the end of this panel, the participants will be able to: 1) Describe the value of alternative community-centered qualitative methodologies to build applied knowledge, 2) Identify the benefits in engaging Latino families in health education, 3) Discuss outcomes related to technology-based service learning with youth, and 4) Describe culturally sensitive intervention strategies.
Mary A. Garza, PhD, MPH

Promoting healthy lifestyles through digital media skill-building: The Youth Empowerment for Success YES! Sí Se Puede project
Britt Rios-Ellis, PhD, MS, Mara Bird, PhD, Selena T. Nguyen-Rodriguez, PhD, MPH, Oscar Davila, MD (C), MPH (C), Kimberly Ramirez, MD (C), MPH (C) and Carolyn Torres, MA (c)
Rethinking Approaches to Research on Latina/o Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health: Lessons from the ELAYO Project
Emily S. Mann, PhD, Vanessa Mercado, MPH, Vanessa Cardona, MPH, Miguel Alcalá, Research Assistant, Carmen Gomez Mandic, MPH, ScD, Elodia Villasenor, MPH and Cynthia A. Gomez, PhD
Sanos y Fuertes (Healthy and Strong) Childhood Obesity Prevention through Culturally Relevant Curriculum Development and Health Education with Latino Families
Melawhy Garcia-Vega, MPH, Britt Rios-Ellis, PhD, MS, Gail C. Frank, DrPH, RD, CHES and Selena Nguyen-Rodriguez, MPH, PhD

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Organized by: Latino Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Community-Based Public Health Caucus, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health

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

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