These Spanish and English cholesterol patient education resources were developed by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the School of Public Health, El Paso Regional Campus. The artwork was done by Salvador Saenz, a well-known and respected public health educator and artist based in El Paso, TX
Part 5 of the 6 webinar series: Essential Clinical Issues in Migration Health
DATE RECORDED: June 5, 2014
PRESENTED BY: Katherine Brieger, RD and Elizabeth Magenheimer
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Diabetes continues to be one of the most common and challenging health condition confronting migrants and other underserved populations. It is clear that a healthy lifestyle is critical to mitigating the impact of diabetes on individuals and the population, however effective and appropriate interventions can be difficult to design. Fairhaven Community Health Center in Connecticut and Hudson River Healthcare in New York, are two health centers that have long led the way in creating culturally appropriate lifestyle programs for migrants and other underserved patients. In this session the presenters will discuss lessons learned from the development of a variety of programs for diabetics and other patients including a community garden, nutrition classes, cooking classes, weight management and strategies to encourage exercise. The session will address the clinical core measures related to nutrition and BMI and will also discuss current research test second line drug effectiveness in Type 2 DM. Available in English
- Describe culturally appropriate diabetes intervention strategies
- Identify strategies to address clinical core competencies related to nutrition and BMI to improve quality care.
- Receive “take home” examples of how to incorporate effective nutrition, weight loss, exercise and other health lifestyle strategies.
Download the Spanish Toolkit Materials
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/preventionprogram
Bright Bodies, http://brightbodies.org
The Food Stamp Program serves as the first line of defense against hunger. It enables low-income families to buy nutritious food with Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. Food stamp recipients spend their benefits to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores. Go to find local food stamp and search by state.
California's Pregnancy and Diabetes program has a number of resources on preganacy, nutrition and diabetes. Available in Spanish and English.