Demonstrating a Need for Improved Reach and Retention of Latinos in the National Diabetes Prevention Program
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Define the need for further efforts to counter diabetes-related health disparities among Latinos. Describe a translation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program in a healthcare setting that follows previous recommendations to facilitate reach and retention of Latino patients. Compare differences in participation in the National Diabetes Prevention Program among Latino and non-Latino patients.
Keyword(s): Latinos, Diabetes
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am clinical health psychologist at Denver Health and Hospital Authority, an academic medical center serving as the regionâs largest safety net healthcare system. My clinical and research interests are in health behavior change, in particular for type 2 diabetes prevention. I am especially interested in efforts to reduce health disparities for minority, low-income, and immigrant populations. I am the project director on multiple grant awards addressing diabetes prevention in diverse populations.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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