Using High School Students to Help Reduce Health Disparities in a Native Hawaiian Community

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152629
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using High School Students to Help Reduce Health Disparities in a Native Hawaiian Community
Abstract:
Using High School Students to Help Reduce Health Disparities in a Native Hawaiian Community
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Casken, John, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Title:Assistant Professor
This presentation details the value of including high school students in a study designed to document the extent of tobacco advertising in a small Native Hawaiian community, an area with a higher prevalence of smoking behaviors than the state of Hawaii as a whole and an area with numerous and wide spread health disparities among the minority population living there. The University of Hawaii School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene worked with its partner, the Ho`olokahi Department of the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, to involve high school students already affiliated with the Health Center. After initial discussion on community based research the students determined the geographic area to be researched and obtained the primarily photographic data that included tobacco advertisements and selling styles in the stores. The students also cooperated with a graduate Geography student to design the visual layout so that the map could serve as data for policy decisions on tobacco sales by the local community. Using the students helped ensure that the display clearly indicated the extent of tobacco advertising as well provide positive reinforcement for the students on the dangers of tobacco usage. Local policy decisions to control tobacco sales could lead to a reduction in the negative health outcomes for the Native Hawaiian and other minority populations living in this area.
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.titleUsing High School Students to Help Reduce Health Disparities in a Native Hawaiian Communityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152629-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Using High School Students to Help Reduce Health Disparities in a Native Hawaiian Community</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Casken, John, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Hawaii at Manoa</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">casken@hawaii.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This presentation details the value of including high school students in a study designed to document the extent of tobacco advertising in a small Native Hawaiian community, an area with a higher prevalence of smoking behaviors than the state of Hawaii as a whole and an area with numerous and wide spread health disparities among the minority population living there. The University of Hawaii School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene worked with its partner, the Ho`olokahi Department of the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, to involve high school students already affiliated with the Health Center. After initial discussion on community based research the students determined the geographic area to be researched and obtained the primarily photographic data that included tobacco advertisements and selling styles in the stores. The students also cooperated with a graduate Geography student to design the visual layout so that the map could serve as data for policy decisions on tobacco sales by the local community. Using the students helped ensure that the display clearly indicated the extent of tobacco advertising as well provide positive reinforcement for the students on the dangers of tobacco usage. Local policy decisions to control tobacco sales could lead to a reduction in the negative health outcomes for the Native Hawaiian and other minority populations living in this area.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:43:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:43:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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