Online Program

Identifying and reaching Latinos with greatest health risks

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Research indicates that immigrant Latinos generally have better health than their US-born counterparts. However, findings from the studies presented in this panel indicate that self-reported health likely yields disease prevalence underestimates due to undiagnosed health conditions, and that foreign-born Latinos may have lower rates of health screenings and higher prevalence of some health conditions than previously thought. The role of citizenship status among Latino immigrants and the promise of interventions using community health workers in health screening will be discussed. The panel is particularly relevant in view of specifications under the Affordable Care Act to increase screening and access to care and the debate on immigration reform and its potential impact on Latino population health. The goal of this panel is to promote discussion on the complex factors that impact immigrant health and access to health screening.
Session Objectives: By the end of this panel, the participants will be able to: 1) Discuss the limitations of self-reported health data and undiagnosed health conditions among Latinos, 2) Identify the relationship between immigrant status by Latino group and risk for diabetes, 3) discuss the protective effects of citizenship status associated with cancer screening, and 4) understand how interventions using community health workers could improve health screening for cancer.

Prevalence of undiagnosed chronic disease among self-described healthy latinos   
Valerie Ruelas, MSW, William McCarthy, PhD, Brenda Manzanarez, RD and Nancy Calderon, MPH (candidate)
An immigrant diabetes disadvantage? diabetes among US versus foreign born immigrants in east harlem, New York   
Ashley Fox, PhD, MA, Euny C. Lee, MS, Kezhen Fei, MS, Janice Scobie, MD MS, Carol R. Horowitz, MD, MPH and Ellen P. Simon, DSW
Pathways to cancer screening: The role of citizenship   
Patricia Y. Miranda, MPH, PhD, Nengliang Yao, Rhonda Belue, PhD, Marianne M. Hillemeier, PhD, MPH, Shedra Amy Snipes, PhD, Eugene J. Lengerich, VMD, MS and Carol S. Weisman, PhD
A community health advisor program: Dissemination challenges and opportunities   
Ana M. Navarro, PhD, Irma Hernandez, Catalina Bernal, Rosa Coronado, Ruth Hong, Stephen Jiang, Pat Morgan, Olga Sánchez and May Sung, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Latino Caucus
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Medical Care, Cancer Forum, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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