Online Program

Using Health Communication to Address Health Disparities and Reach Vulnerable Populations (organized by HCWG)

Sunday, November 1, 2015: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
This session focuses on health disparities experienced by different ethnic groups and by those with lower levels of health literacy and numeracy. Posters in this session offer a variety of strategies for using health communication to understand and address these disparities. Those who attend this session will learn about the factors underlying these disparities and the approaches that can be used to remedy them.
Session Objectives: Identify messaging strategies for communicating with diverse communities. Describe strategies for effective health communication with individuals with low health literacy and numeracy. Explain how social support can impact health outcomes and how health communication interventions can leverage social networks. Identify barriers to healthcare experienced by diverse communities. Explain the best practices and highlight barriers to effective implementation of guidelines for categorizing race and ethnicity.
Andrea Lowe, MPH, PhD

Board 1
“Keep it Realistic”: Recommendations for Physical Activity Promotion Messages From Focus Groups with Ethnically-Diverse Women   
Chan Thai, PhD, MPH, April Oh, PhD, MPH, Jennifer Taber, PhD, Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH and Heather Patrick, PhD
Board 2
Communicating breast cancer risk in a multi-ethnic low-numerate population   
Haeseung Yi, Katherine Crew, Tong Xiao, Parijatham Thomas, Alejandra Aguirre and Rita Kukafka
Board 3
Role of social support in developing healthy lifestyles among African American endometrial cancer survivors and their social networks   
Nita Lee, MD, MPH, Phoebe Lyman, Danielle Young, MPH, Camille Fabiyi, PhD, MPH, Stephanie Bi and Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH
Board 5
Who is the "Community" in Community Outreach?   
Doreen Fanton, MPH, BSN, RN and Rebecca Boulos, PhD, MPH
Board 6
Challenge toward Healthy College Life and Health Behaviors: Health Literacy and College Achievement   
Chia-Ching Chen, EdD, MA, MS, CHES, SRAS, Tetsuji Yamada, PhD, Joseph Harris and J. J. Naddeo
Board 7
Using Patient-level Demographic Data to Reduce Health Care Disparities   
Tanya Lopez and Christopher S. Holliday, PhD, MPH
Board 8
Effect of health literacy on intentions to donate to a biobank among diverse women   
Hannah Perkins, MPA, Sarah Lyons, MS, Katherine Brown, MPH, Sarah Gehlert, PhD, Leslie Wolf, JD, MPH, James DuBois, PhD, DSc, Melody S. Goodman, PhD, Bettina Drake, PhD, MPH and Kimberly Kaphingst, ScD
Board 9
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Motivational Interview to Reduce Disparities in Trial Enrollment   
Nina S. Parikh, PhD, MPH, Heather Carman Kuczynski, MPH, CHES, CPH, Lauren Southwick, BA and Bernadette Boden-Albala, DrPH, MPH
Board 10
Health literacy universal precautions tools used in chronic disease self-management interventions: A systematic review   
Samantha Paige, MPH, Michael Stellefson, Ph.D., Julia Alber, PhD, MPH and Charkarra Anderson-Lewis, PhD MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Community-Based Public Health Caucus