Addressing Chronic Disease in Riverside County through multi-sectorial partnership; the Community Translational Research Institute
The Community Translational Research Institute (CTRI), Jurupa Valley Diabetes Free Riverside (DeFeR) Demonstration and Feasibility Assessment Project, brings together the Riverside County Public Health Department, local hospitals, and City and County management along with community leaders and academic institutions to strengthen their infrastructure as a whole, and achieve integrated, multi-sectorial effectiveness in addressing the obesity epidemic among the adults and children residing in Jurupa Valley, California. Preliminary analyses of data have ignited a greater sense of urgency for prevention measures, 33% of the 139 adults screened have been diagnosed as pre-diabetics. The importance of community input for promoting healthy nutrition and increasing physical activity is at the forefront of this endeavor; a cadre of health professionals armed with the tools needed to reverse this epidemic and improve better health outcomes for the underserved population of Jurupa Valley, California.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Administration, management, leadership
Chronic disease management and prevention
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Identify the steps that were taken to establish lines of collaboration. Describe the preliminary results regarding rates of pre-diabetes in the community compared to state and national rates.
Keyword(s): Community-Based Partnership & Collaboration, Community-Based Research (CBPR)
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: An Assistant Professor, Public and Health Administration and Associate Investigator on this project a epidemiologist specializing in program development, evaluation, measurement, testing, health services strategic planning, and management consulting in applied behavioral prevention and intervention community-based programs for underserved and vulnerable populations. My research is in developing a comprehensive understanding of health, health care, access to care, and health behaviors among diverse populations to aid in tackling the enormous problem of minority health disparities.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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