5041.0 Invited Session - Innovative Prevention Strategies that Impact the Health & Wellbeing of African American & Hispanic Communities Across the Lifespan: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services-Funded Research

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A panel of investigators from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions will present findings from five Education intervention research studies conducted with the specific aim of reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes over the lifespan. The first study focuses on developing strategies for reducing childhood obesity in a rural Hispanic community using family-based intervention strategies. A second study identifies strategies for increasing adherence to drug regimens among older African Americans and reducing excessive use of over-the-counter medications. The third study provides information about strategies to increase breast feeding among Hispanic mothers and strategies to reduce childhood obesity. The fourth study test the effectiveness of a tailored intervention by measuring improvements in health outcomes, adherence information, motivation, and behavior among HIV positive Hispanic Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. The fifth study evaluates the effectiveness of an education intervention to improve diabetes management among African Americans 18 years and older.
Session Objectives: Describe strategies to reduce obesity among Hispanic children in rural communities using family-based intervention strategies. Discuss the impact of an educational program to improve adherence to drug regimens and reduce over-the-counter polypharmacy among African American older adults. Discuss strategies for increasing breast feeding among Hispanic mothers and reducing childhood obesity. Discuss the impact of an educational intervention on the health outcomes of HIV positive Hispanic Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries Describe strategies to improve diabetes outcomes for low income African Americans


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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Women's Caucus, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Chiropractic Health Care, Community Health Workers

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