Online Program

Benedict college experience (HBCU), The University of Texas at El Paso (HSI), and SUAGM, Inc. dba Universidad del Turabo (HSI)

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Jennifer B. Campbell-Fitzgerald, DrPH, MHSA, FACHE, The Wright Group, Washington, DC
African American and Hispanic American women suffer from poor health outcomes and access to care. The implementation of the Health and Wellness Initiative for Women Attending Minority Institutions was launched to develop an awareness of healthy behaviors among young adult women on college campuses. Benedict College's (Columbia, SC) Project-Women Empowering with Love for Life (Project WELL) connects African American women to an array of health outreach, educational activities, and health care services. This Historically Black College unified the campus police and local city police departments, the health department, community-based organizations, school counselors, Student Affairs, public health faculty, the department of physical fitness, sports/athletics, and student ambassadors to form a campus-community taskforce that collaborates to meet the needs of the African American female students in a gender-responsive manner.

Two Hispanic-Serving Institutions funded by the Health and Wellness Initiative for Women Attending Minority Institutions are the University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, TX) and Universidad del Turabo (Gurabo, PR). The Women's Health Initiative at the University of Texas at El Paso as provided “learning outside the traditional classroom” experiences such as Take Back the Night Violence Against Women activity, Red Dress-Red Tie Heart Health Event, Hip Hop for AIDS-education forum, Fire & Ice: Structural Violence Against Women event, Mental Health Fair, Alcohol Awareness and Eating Disorder Awareness events, and the Savage Love Live Campaign.

The Universidad of Turabo is private, non-profit institution of the Ana G. Mendez University System (SUAGM) and operates five university centers located in Cayey, Yabucoa, Naguabo, Isabela, and Ponce, and the main campus in Gurabo. Success programs include: Good Sexual Health Campaign, First Congress of Overweight in PR, Freshmen Student Orientation Violence Against Women Prevention, Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Masculinity and Gender based violence in Puerto Rican Society, International Women's Day, HIV/STDs free testing events, the Macho Menos Play, and the Policy and Protocol to Manage Domestic Violence Situations (conducted the Human Resources Vice President).

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Program planning
Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the planning and implementation of culture and gender-specific health promotion programming for collegiate African American and Hispanic–American women.

Keyword(s): Women's Health, Hispanic

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a public health professional for over 18 years; adjunct faculty at theGeorge Washington University and University of Maryland; and a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University. My research background includes, but is not limited to, health disparities and access to care issues. I am currently the Consulting Director of Coordinated Health Services for the SHERO Project at the Atlanta University Center (AUC), under the Women’s Health and Wellness Initiative for Minority Institutions
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.