Oral Session: Delivering Health Education in Culturally Diverse Populations

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 1:15pm - 2:45pm ET

1.5 Advanced

Moderator:
 Matt Weinburke, DrPH, MPH, REHS, MCHES®, MLT(ASCP)CM

Health Screenings and Preventive Behaviors among Latino Men: A Qualitative Assessment.
Speaker: Raffy R Luquis, PhD, MCHES®

Applying A Stage-based Model to Address the Latent Tuberculosis Infection Conundrum—"I don’t feel sick, so why should I get tested?”
Speaker: John Parmer, PhD

Health Concerns and Risk Behavior Among Deaf People in Florida: A Call for Action
Speaker: Tyler Glenn James, MS, CHES®

Learning Objectives:
1) Examine the perceptions of chronic illnesses health screening and preventive behaviors among Latino Men. 

2) Explain cultural factors that influence Latino men in engaging in health screening and preventive behaviors. 

3) Explain how the Precaution Adoption Process Model can be used to move target audiences at high risk for LBTI along a sequence of stages from an unaware stage to an action stage. 

4) Apply the Precaution Adoption Process Model to developing health education messages for other unfamiliar health conditions. 

5) Describe two of the top health concerns/disparities among deaf and hard-of-hearing people in Florida. 

6) Justify the importance of using tailored and accessible communication strategies with Deaf American Sign Language users.

Matt Weinburke, DrPH, MPH, REHS, MCHES®, MLT(ASCP)CM

Raffy Luquis, PhD, MCHES®

Associate Professor, Health Education, Penn State Harrisburg

Dr. Raffy R. Luquis is an Associate Professor of Health Education in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg. Dr. Luquis has a broad background in health education and health promotion. His primary research and teaching interests include cultural competency and multicultural health, health promotion and education, and human sexuality. He is the co-editor of the “Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion” book. Dr. Luquis has conducted research to assess health promotion practices among primary care providers, understand preventive behaviors among young adults, and sexual behaviors among college students. He has also collaborated with other researchers in addressing the needs of multicultural groups, especially the Hispanic/Latino population.

John Parmer, PhD

Dr. John Parmer is a health communication specialist in CDC’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination.  He conducts formative research to understand audiences and uses insights from health literacy research to present health information to match the literacy skills of various TB audiences. His current research focuses on non-U.S.-born populations at high-risk for TB, and their reactions to messages related to the testing and treatment of latent TB infection.

Tyler Glenn James, MS, CHES

Doctoral Student, University of Florida

I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida where I focus on research regarding health disparities among Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) users. I am a Certified Health Education Specialist and have worked professionally with populations with disabilities for the past 6 years, with specific focus on Deaf ASL users and DeafBlind populations. During my health education practice, I have conducted extensive health needs assessments focusing on health equity and healthcare access. I was the 2018-19 SOPHE Student Fellow in Patient Engagement, awarded to me to investigate Deaf health disparities. I was the lead investigator of this study and conducted the analyses presented.

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