142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Partnerships to Improve Research Literacy & Engagement by, for, and with Latino Communities

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Grisel Robles-Schrader, MPA , CLARO, Oak Park, IL
Lisa Aponte-Soto, PhD, MHA , Department of Health Sciences, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Jaime Martinez, MD , ATN subunit/Core Center; Div. of Adolescent Medicine, Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
Leah Christina Neubauer, Ed.D., MA , Master of Public Health Program, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
The complex intersections of health, community, and ethnicity demand innovative and culturally responsive approaches to prevention, care, and treatment programs in healthcare settings for Latinos. These indigenous methodologies are critical in improving health outcomes of diverse patient populations. Latinos make up one-third of the population in Chicago, but are disproportionately affected by poor health outcomes such as high rates of asthma, obesity, and HIV/AIDS. Adding to the complexity of Latino-focused health research is the diversity of experiences, histories, and cultures subsumed within the umbrella term “the Hispanic/Latino” community.  These health disparities are associated with culture, acculturation, immigration status, socioeconomic status, racial/ethnic discrimination and stigma associated with healthcare access, prevention, diagnosis and treatment options (Mulvaney-Day, et.al, 2007; Alvarez, et.al, 2009). These conditions reflect the ongoing need for culturally responsive health interventions developed by, for, and with Latino communities (Rios-Ellis, et al, 2007).

The Consortium for Latino Access to Research Opportunities (CLARO) is a partnership of diverse community sectors (i.e., community-based organizations, universities, etc.) involved in Latino-focused healthcare delivery, research and evaluation. CLARO aims to promote research literacy and research engagement (from conceptual design through data dissemination), in an effort to improve health outcomes among Chicago’s diverse Latino communities.

Presenters will describe community mobilization strategies utilized to organize the diverse members involved in CLARO; discuss strategies undertaken to ensure utilization of community feedback in the consortium’s goal setting and implementation activities; and demonstrate lessons learned in integrating community-driven approaches to support healthcare organizations in delivering culturally responsive services for Latino populations.

Learning Areas:

Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the Consortium for Latino Access to Research Opportunities CLARO community-based participatory research effort to promote research literacy and research engagement aimed at improving health outcomes among Chicagoís diverse Latino communities. Explain community mobilization strategies utilized to organize the diverse members involved in CLARO. Discuss strategies undertaken to ensure the integration and utilization of community feedback in the consortiumís goal setting, planning and implementation activities. Demonstrate lessons learned in integrating community-driven approaches to support healthcare organizations in delivering and/or improving culturally responsive services for Latino populations.

Keyword(s): Public Health Research, Cultural Competency

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the lead organizer of the Consortium for Latino Access to Research Opportunities (CLARO). I have worked on community mobilization efforts since 2001 and community-research partnerships since 2004.
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.