Partnering with the Hispanic Community in Northeast Tennessee, Their Response and the Influences on Health Care Delivery

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152344
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Presentation
Title:
Partnering with the Hispanic Community in Northeast Tennessee, Their Response and the Influences on Health Care Delivery
Abstract:
Partnering with the Hispanic Community in Northeast Tennessee, Their Response and the Influences on Health Care Delivery
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Gerding, Abigail A., PhD, MS, BSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:East Tennessee State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Mary Katherine Anderson, PhD, APRN; Kathleen Rayman, PhD; Gary Kukulka, PhD and Holly Melendez, BS
[Research Presentation] In 2003 La Coalicion Hispano-Americano de la Salud (CHAS) was initiated by interdisciplinary faculty researchers from East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and representatives from the Hispanic community. Utilizing CDC funds, the members of CHAS and ETSU faculty engaged in community-based participatory research focused on diabetes prevention and treatment.áCHAS identified two priorities: 1) to prepare CHAS members with an increased understanding of the critical health issues for local Hispanics; 2) to use this understanding to offer health fairs and useful health screening to community members. CHAS members requested and received training on diabetic care and prevention, domestic violence, depression, IRB certification and HIPAA standards. Armed with Spanish-language/Mexican cultural videos about diabetes, health equipment and resources for referral, the team implemented thirteen "chequeos" (health screenings) and informational sessions serving approximately 400 people. The Hispanic community responded to this project by increasing trust with ETSU and members of the health care community. Increased utilization of the Johnson City Downtown Clinic (JCDC) resulted in doubling the number of Hispanic diabetic patients from approximately 50 to 100; CHAS members were included in at least 3 advisory health boards throughout Johnson City.á A pilot study using Promotoras to deliver health information to Hispanic families was initiated by CHAS resulting in increased awareness of DM, high blood pressure and other related health issues. ETSU interdisciplinary students worked with CHAS members to implement programs focused on the need for interpretive services and cultural awareness specifically in hospitals and other agencies and in educating Hispanic children on nutrition and safety. The use of interdisciplinary students and faculty increased cultural awareness within multiple disciplines.á As a result of this study development of culturally-appropriate methods of delivering health promotion and preventive care to Hispanic Appalachians will expand the community's capacity to address the issue of DM through health advocacy.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePartnering with the Hispanic Community in Northeast Tennessee, Their Response and the Influences on Health Care Deliveryen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152344-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Partnering with the Hispanic Community in Northeast Tennessee, Their Response and the Influences on Health Care Delivery</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gerding, Abigail A., PhD, MS, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">East Tennessee State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gerding@etsu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary Katherine Anderson, PhD, APRN; Kathleen Rayman, PhD; Gary Kukulka, PhD and Holly Melendez, BS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] In 2003 La Coalicion Hispano-Americano de la Salud (CHAS) was initiated by interdisciplinary faculty researchers from East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and representatives from the Hispanic community. Utilizing CDC funds, the members of CHAS and ETSU faculty engaged in community-based participatory research focused on diabetes prevention and treatment.&aacute;CHAS identified two priorities: 1) to prepare CHAS members with an increased understanding of the critical health issues for local Hispanics; 2) to use this understanding to offer health fairs and useful health screening to community members. CHAS members requested and received training on diabetic care and prevention, domestic violence, depression, IRB certification and HIPAA standards. Armed with Spanish-language/Mexican cultural videos about diabetes, health equipment and resources for referral, the team implemented thirteen &quot;chequeos&quot; (health screenings) and informational sessions serving approximately 400 people. The Hispanic community responded to this project by increasing trust with ETSU and members of the health care community. Increased utilization of the Johnson City Downtown Clinic (JCDC) resulted in doubling the number of Hispanic diabetic patients from approximately 50 to 100; CHAS members were included in at least 3 advisory health boards throughout Johnson City.&aacute; A pilot study using Promotoras to deliver health information to Hispanic families was initiated by CHAS resulting in increased awareness of DM, high blood pressure and other related health issues. ETSU interdisciplinary students worked with CHAS members to implement programs focused on the need for interpretive services and cultural awareness specifically in hospitals and other agencies and in educating Hispanic children on nutrition and safety. The use of interdisciplinary students and faculty increased cultural awareness within multiple disciplines.&aacute; As a result of this study development of culturally-appropriate methods of delivering health promotion and preventive care to Hispanic Appalachians will expand the community's capacity to address the issue of DM through health advocacy.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:32:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:32:49Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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