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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

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe culturally appropriate diabetes intervention strategies
  2. Identify strategies to address clinical core competencies related to nutrition and BMI to improve quality care.
  3. Receive “take home” examples of how to incorporate effective nutrition, weight loss, exercise and other health lifestyle strategies.



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National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse,

Bright Bodies,

Developed by MCN with funding from the Texas Department of State Health Services. This resource provides a guideline for healthy foods to eat in a page-size poster illustrating healthy foods in the right amounts, at which times, which foods to limit. Available in Spanish and English.

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Handout describing the importance of nutrition specifically related to maintaining a balanced diabetic meal plan. Available in Spanish and English.

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A handout illustrating the way to read a nutrition label. The resource is available in both english and spanish.

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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.

Small changes in what you eat can go a long way! Here are some suggestions of changes you can make and why they are healthier. Start by making one change a day and then add more changes at your own pace. Available in both Spanish and English.

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Created by Migrant Clinicians Network Diabetes Program Funding provided by the Diabetes Program, Texas Department of Health.  This is a brochure which explains which foods are healthy and unhealthy while traveling. A dietary guide in english and spanish. Eat these foods in the right amounts, at the right times of the day. Don’t skip meals and don’t eat too much! Available in Spanish and English.

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Translation guide for basic nutritional terms. Available in Spanish and English.

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