Online Program

Addressing Chronic Disease in Riverside County through multi-sectorial partnership; the Community Translational Research Institute

Monday, November 2, 2015

Nikki Shipley, PhD, Department of Public and Health Administration/ College of Business and Public Management, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
C. Anderson Johnson, PhD, School of Community and Global Health, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Bin Xie, PhD, School of Community and Global Health, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Kimberly Morones, MPH, CHES, School of Community & Global Health, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Lucie Leung Liu, MHA, School of Community and Global Health, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Wendy Hetherington, MPH, Epidemiology and Program Evaluation, Riverside University Health System - Public Health, Riverside, CA
Meiwen Zhang, School of Community and Global Health, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Historically hospitals, public health departments, and county and city management have limited, if any, interaction because of the perceived nature of their own disparate areas of focus and responsibility. However, in an effort to create “healthy communities” or “accountable care communities” these agencies are recognizing the need for developing effective working relationships with one another. Nationally, there has been some indication of community service organizations working collaboratively to create healthier communities.  However, these efforts are still episodic and disjointed in nature; they lack the systematic, coordinated processes and strategic management required to sustain effective and efficient primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and intervention needed to create and maintain healthy communities.

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

Learning Objectives:
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)

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

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

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.