Online Program

Latinos and the impact globalization will have on the "hispanic paradox"

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Ismael Reyna Jr., Department of Continuing Education, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
William Ebomoyi, Post Doc(NIH) Ph.D Illinois, Dept. of Health Studies, Chicago State University, Chicago Il 60628, IL
Latinos will constitute one of the largest ethnic groups in the United States and based on demographic projection, related health care spending is estimated to be in the millions. As a phenomenon of Hispanic paradox, Latinos immigrating to United States are having better health outcomes and longevity, than their white and African-American counterparts. The vital health indicators include infant mortality, death rate, maternal mortality and the quality of life index. The phenomenological linkages to internalized culture, family and religious beliefs are plausible explanations. However, are Latinos at risk of acculturization? In the 21st century, globalization in the form of American economic conglomerate has begun to influence Latino nations, threatening to undermine the cultural practices insulating the people from disease burden. Fast food and fast paced market driven lifestyles invading Latino and Hispanic countries threaten to dislodge the cultural support system augmenting “Hispanic paradox.” The threat of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's and other chronic and degenerative diseases will wreck havoc on the society if remained unchallenged through aggressive education. The purpose of this project is to present clear vision for renewed policy, utilizing experiences of health professionals identifying evidenced –based public health interventions disseminating relevant health education through mass media to the Mexican public. Epidemiologists and other health educators must collaborate with political administrators to provide public essential health services enabling the Latino public to maintain their healthy lifestyle without exposure to needless risk factors.

Learning Areas:

Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Identify and describe the Globalization efforts Discuss the effects of Globalization on phenomenon known as “Hispanic Paradox” Present Public Health interventions to promote health in targeted population

Keyword(s): Global Education, Latino Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: i am qualified to be an abstract author because i am a 3rd semester MPH student researching the Hispanic Paradox at Chicago State University. I also have the expertise knowledge of Dr. Ebomoyi as a co-author and researcher in Globalization.
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.