Online Program

Social context and health: The role of social ties and networks

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
While most studies of Latino health has focused on individual level risk and protective factors, increasing evidence indicates that upstream factors such as neighborhood level features and social networks play a significant role in shaping health and health inequities. Panelists will present findings from recent studies that investigate the role of structural and social neighborhood factors and social networks on Latino health. The goal of this session is to deepen our understanding of how structural and social factors impact Latino health with an eye toward informing interventions that address the complex contextual, social and neighborhood level factors that shape health risks among Latinos.
Session Objectives: By the end of this panel, the participants will be able to: 1) Identify markers of social ties associated with Latino immigrant health, 2) Discuss the role of social networks among Latino crack smokers in Mexico, 3) Articulate how ethnic enclaves confer risk as well as protective effects on Latino health, and 4) Discuss the impact of exposure to key indicators of structural neighborhood on Latino youth violence and how these differ across Latino groups.

Un jalón, un volteón y otra vez: High risk crack smoking paraphernalia in méxico city   
Alice Cepeda, Ph.D., Avelardo Valdez, Ph.D. and Guillermina Natera-Rey, Ph.D.
Effects of neighborhood social and structural characteristics on intra-ethnic disparities in youth violence among latinos   
Lorena Estrada-Martinez, PhD, MPH, Saras Chung, MSW, Molly Metzger, PhD and Sheretta Butler-Barnes, PhD
Resources and risks in two Latino neighborhoods in New York City   
Mariana Martins, Raziel Valino, José Diaz and Ana Abraido-Lanza, PhD
Transnational, social, and neighborhood ties and smoking among Latino immigrants: Does gender matter?   
Carmela Alcantara, Ph.D., Kristine Molina, Ph.D. and Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD

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Organized by: Latino Caucus
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, HIV/AIDS, Medical Care, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Cancer Forum, Men's Health Caucus

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

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