Online Program

Community factors and place-based innovations to promote health

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
A significant body of evidence has documented the powerful role of “place” in shaping health inequities. Reducing health inequities among Latinos requires approaches that address upstream factors that jeopardize health as well as those that strengthen community assets that contribute to opportunity and health. Panelists will present innovative place-based strategies for improving health in Latino communities and discuss findings and factors that enhance positive social ties and community engagement in Latino communities. The goal of this session is to share information that advances the knowledge base and enriches the discussion on community engaged strategies for addressing public health issues in Latino communities.
Session Objectives: By the end of this panel, the participants will be able to: 1) Identify elements of place-based strategies for increasing physical activity among Latino youth, 2) Discuss the role of Latino/immigrant community composition on social ties among Latino immigrants and their US born counterparts, and 3) Understand strategies for successful community-engaged interventions to address heart health.

Promoting park-based physical activity programs for Latino youth   
Aracely Macias, MPH, Mariam Merced, MA and Sandra E. Echeverria, PhD, MPH
What it takes to promote community programs for Hispanics to reduce cardiovascular disease risk: The Texas experience   
Hector Balcazar, MS, PhD, Sherrie Wise, MPH and Alisha H. Redelfs, DrPH MPH CHES
Social ties, ethnic enclaves and Latina/o health   
Edna A. Viruell-Fuentes, PhD, MPH, Jeffrey Morenoff, Ph.D., David R. Williams, PhD, MPH and James House, Ph.D.
Using mobile technology and social media to engage promotoras de salud in Latino health   
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH, Rosa Barahona, Marisela Robles, MS, Katrina Kubicek, PhD, Melinda Cordero, Victoria Avila, Maria Lemus, Rina Suzuki and Robert Garcia, MPH, ATC

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Organized by: Latino Caucus
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Medical Care, Public Health Nursing, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, Community Health Workers

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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