Improving African immigrant and refugee health: A community-based participatory research initiative
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe the unique health challenges of African immigrant and refugee populations in the United States. Explain the integral role of community input to the successful development and implementation of this research project to improve African immigrant and refugee health in the United States. Discuss recruitment strategies for recruiting African immigrants and refugees to participate in health education activities to improve health outcomes in chronic and infectious diseases (e.g., type 2 diabetes, hepatitis B and HIV/AIDS). Analyze measured behavioral outcomes associated with training sessions developed and implemented for this research study.
Keyword(s): Underserved Populations, Health Education Strategies
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over a decade of experience in working with underserved communities and in directing and co-directing health promotion and education research activities in chronic and infectious diseases. Last year, I presented preliminary research data on the proposed abstract initiative, Project BEAT IT!, at two national conferences in an oral and poster presentation.
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.