Step forward: A collaborative effort to reduce health disparities impacting Latino youth
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Discuss the ways in which our program has increased accessibility of culturally responsive substance abuse treatment to youth from high-risk groups. Identify ways in which our program has provided HIV risk reduction services, including comprehensive HIV/AIDS and sexual health education to youth from criminally involved and homeless/near homeless families. Evaluate access to medical case management as well as a full array of ancillary services including food program, transportation, mental health services, and more – for youth who test positive for HIV and/or have a substance abuse diagnosis. Explore preliminary outcome data including implications of access to culturally responsive services, and cultural identity as a protective factor for substance abuse and risky behaviors.
Keyword(s): Health Promotion, Adolescents
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the evaluator of multiple, multi-year federally funded projects focusing on substance abuse and HIV and STD prevention, HIV/STD prevention and education and Family Drug Court evaluation, HIV prevention in disparate communities.
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.