5192.0 The many faces of Latino health research and social well-being

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Within the last forty years, we have witnessed a growing body of scholarly research on the health and well-being of Latino families, communities, children and youth. This research has begun to fill the void in our knowledge and understanding of the physical and mental health statuses within Latino populations. Despite increased research of Latino communities and the overall progress of all Americans, disparities varying in magnitude due to health access as well as medical condition have remained unchanged or worsened in the Latino community. The purpose of this roundtable session is to explore the myriad ways in which researchers have begun to advance our knowledge on persistent health disparities and inequalities in the Latino population through exploration of health by life course, gender, subgroup and social determinants in order to understand more clearly the many faces of Latino research.
Session Objectives: By the end of this panel, the participants will be able to: 1) Identify the ways in which Latinos are studied in the fields of public health, 2) Become informed about health disparities and how they vary by age, gender and Latino origins, and 3) Discuss connections and challenges in addressing Latino experience in prevention, intervention, and community study.

Table 1
Prevalence of early childhood exposure to second hand smoke among Latinos: Preliminary findings from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCSH/SOL)
Elena Navas-Nacher, MS, PhD Candidate, Michele Kelley, ScD, Aida L. Giachello, PhD, Robert Kaplan, PhD, Patricia Gonzales, PhD, Orit Birnbaum-Weitzman, PhD, Xuan Cai, MS, David Lee, PhD, Ming Ji4, PhD and Martha Daviglus, MD, PhD
Table 2
Latinas' Health Care Provider Preferences Regarding HPV Vaccination
Natalie D. Hernandez, MPH, Ellen Daley, PhD, Lauren Young, BA, Stephanie Kolar, MSPH, Christopher Wheldon, MSPH, MEd, Nancy Romero-Daza, PhD, Rasheeta Chandler, PhD, MS, ARNP, FNP-BC and Woojin Chong, MD
Table 3
Does acculturation moderate the relationship between food-related behaviors and BMI in Latinos?
Emily Schmied, MPH, Humberto Parada, MPH, CPH, Hala Madanat, PhD and Guadalupe X. Ayala, PhD, MPH
Table 5
Externalizing Problem Behaviors among High Risk Latino Youth in Boston, MA and San Salvador, El Salvador: A Cross-National Comparison
René Olate, PhD, Mansoo Yu, PhD, Michael Vaughn, PhD and Christopher Salas-Wright, MA MSW
Table 6
Table 7
Community-Defined Solutions for Latino Mental Health Care Disparities: Working together to Achieve Wellness
Gustavo Loera, EdD, Lina Mendez, PhD and Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD
Table 8
Using community-based participatory research (CBPR) to develop a community-level HIV prevention intervention for Latinas: A local response to a global challenge
Casey Kelley, BS, MPH(c), Scott Rhodes, PhD, MPH, CHES, Florence Simán, MPH, Rebecca Ruth Cashman, MPH, Jorge Alonzo, JD, Alexandra Boeving Allen, PhD, Mario Downs, Omar Martinez, JD, MPH, Stacy Duck, BS and Beth A. Reboussin, PhD

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Organized by: Latino Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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