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The Latino Health for All Coalition. Research Partnership. Three unique organizations have partnered to address Latino health disparities: University of Kansas Work Group for Community Health and Development University of Kansas Medical Center El Centro, Inc.

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research partnership
Research Partnership

Three unique organizations have partnered to address Latino health disparities:

  • University of Kansas Work Group for Community Health and Development
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • El Centro, Inc.
latino health for all project team
Latino Health for All Project Team

El Centro, Inc.

  • Mary Lou Jaramillo
  • Cielo Fernandez

KUMC (Preventive Medicine)

  • Paula Cupertino
  • Susan Garrett

KU Work Group

  • Steve Fawcett
  • Jerry Schultz
  • Dan Schober
  • Zora Pace
  • Angie Leon-Salas

And YOU!

the latino health for all coalition s mission
The Latino Health for All Coalition’s Mission

To reduce diabetes and cardiovascular disease among Latinos in Kansas City/Wyandotte County through a collaborative partnership to promote healthy nutrition, physical activity, and access to health services.

the latino health for all coalition1
The Latino Health for All Coalition
  • Funded by a 5-year grant from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) at the National Institutes of Health
  • Studying Community/System Change – new or modified:
    • Programs
    • Policies
    • Practices
structure of the lhfa coalition
Structure of the LHFA Coalition

The Community Action Board (CAB)

(N = 11)

Healthy

Nutrition

(N ~ 14)

Physical

Activity

(N ~ 12)

Access to Health

Services

(N ~ 32)

action committees facilitate change
Action Committees Facilitate Change

Each Action Committee Elected a Chair and Co-chair

  • Healthy Nutrition (total = 14)
    • Academic/research (K-State Research & Extension)
    • Community-based organization (KC Healthy Kids)
  • Physical Activity (total = 12)
    • Academic/research (University of Kansas Medical Center)
    • International organization (Heart to Heart International)
  • Access to Health Services (total = 32)
    • Community-based organization (El Centro, Inc.)
    • Health Organization (Argentine Family Health)
action planning meeting held on november 1 2008
Action Planning Meeting Held on November 1, 2008
  • Approximately 50 key stakeholder of Latino health in Wyandotte County/Kansas City, including:
    • Latino health service providers
      • Mattie Rhodes
      • Alianzas
    • Safety Net Clinics
      • Argentine Family Health
      • Cabot Westside Health Clinic
    • Media representatives
      • Univision 48 Kansas City
action committees formed lists of community system changes
Action Committees formed lists of Community & System Changes
  • Healthy Nutrition:
    • Change school district menu to provide healthier food through advocacy.
  • Physical Activity:
    • Increase access to facilities that will enable community residents to be more physically active
  • Access to Health Services:
    • Improve access to screening and follow up for diabetes through an open access, community-based laboratory available at convenient hours
action planning participants were satisfied
Action Planning Participants were Satisfied
  • Overall, how satisfied are you with the action planning workshop?

(Ratings, n = 33)

    • 87.9% were Very Satisfied
    • 12.1% were Satisfied
    • 0% were Neutral, Dissatisfied, or Very Dissatisfied
structure of the lhfa coalition1
Structure of the LHFA Coalition

The Community Action Board (CAB)

(N = 11)

Healthy

Nutrition

(N ~ 14)

Physical

Activity

(N ~ 12)

Access to Health

Services

(N ~ 32)

community action board cab total 11
Community Action Board (CAB)(total = 11)
  • Lead the Coalition
    • Elected by the members of the LHFA Coalition
  • Each Action Committee chair & co-chair are on the CAB (total = 7)
  • At-Large members (total = 4)
    • Faith organization (Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth)
    • Community-based organization (Bethel Neighborhood Center )
    • Media (Univision 48 Kansas City)
    • Community member (Union de Comerciantes y Recidentes Latinos)
structure of the lhfa coalition2
Structure of the LHFA Coalition

The Community Action Board (CAB)

(N = 11)

Mini-grant

Recipients

(N = 10)

Healthy

Nutrition

(N ~ 14)

Physical

Activity

(N ~ 12)

Access to Health

Services

(N ~ 32)

mini grant process
Mini-grant Process
  • An open request for proposals by the community to address: healthy nutrition, physical activity, and access to health services
  • $100,000 in mini-grants available to the community
    • $10,000 maximum per grant
mini grant review process
Mini-grant Review Process
  • The 11 members of the CAB reviewed the grants
    • Each member rated 2-3 applications (1 = Disagree, 5 = Agree)
      • Overall Project Goals
      • Specific Project Objectives
      • Project Action Steps
      • Proposed Budget and Justification
      • Overall Significance
mini grant group review
Mini-Grant: Group Review
  • A grant review discussion was held
    • Grants were reviewed as a group
    • Group ratings on each application were made
    • Adjustment to previous ratings
funded grants 95 233
Funded Grants($95,233)
  • Healthy Nutrition - 2 grants ($15,633)
  • Physical Activity – 1 grant ($10,000)
  • Access to Health Services - 1 grant ($10,000)
  • Multiple Goal Areas - 6 grants ($59,600)
healthy nutrition grants
Healthy Nutrition Grants
  • Educacion para una major salud
    • Kansas State Research and Extension, Wyandotte County
  • Cocinando Saludable / Cooking Healthy
    • Grandview Park Presbyterian Church
physical activity and access to health services grants
Physical Activity and Access to Health Services Grants

Physical Activity

  • Salon de Baile
    • El Centro, Inc.

Access to Health Services

  • Medical Translation Services
    • Duchesne Clinic
multiple goal areas
Multiple Goal Areas

Healthy Nutrition and Access to Health Services

  • Celebrating Healthy Families-Health Focus Event
    • Truman Medical Centers

All Three Goal Areas

  • Health for All Educational Videos
    • Cultural Horizons Inc.
  • Operation Healthy Life
    • KUKC-TV 48 (Univision)
  • Health Section (SALUD)
    • Enye Publishing LLCC (N Magazine)
  • Viva! Salud Para Todos
    • Bethel Neighborhood Center
  • Historias de Casa
    • El Centro, Inc.
structure of the lhfa coalition3
Structure of the LHFA Coalition

The Community Action Board (CAB)

(N = 11)

Mini-grant

Recipients

(N = 10)

Community

Mobilizer

(N = 1)

Healthy

Nutrition

(N ~ 14)

Physical

Activity

(N ~ 12)

Access to Health

Services

(N ~ 32)

Neighborhood

(Forming)

Media & Policy

(Forming)

community mobilizer
Community Mobilizer
  • Blanca Mendoza
    • Relationships with stakeholders of Latino Health in Kansas City
    • Bi-lingual
    • Responsibilities
      • Provide assistance to the CAB, mini-grantees, and action committees
      • Facilitate Community & System Change
partnership website http kclatinohealth org
Partnership Websitehttp://kclatinohealth.org
  • Demonstration—a place to:
    • Share documents and success stories
    • Connect with each other
    • Exchange ideas
  • Today’s Forum Topic—Name the Partnership! Enter your nominations!
  • Vote for name at end of day!
individual level assessment
Individual Level Assessment
  • Currently developing/testing an individual level assessment
    • Behavioral Survey
    • N = 300 (100 in the target community, 200 in comparison communities)
    • Objective: assess characteristics of Latino residents
      • Years residing in community
      • Gender
      • Age
      • Knowledge of Coalition Activities
      • Selected health behaviors
next steps
Next Steps
  • Action Committee Work
    • Community assessment of healthy foods
    • Increase soccer fields
    • Leveraging the media to promote health care access
  • Mini-grants begin
  • Your involvement is welcome!
please complete a feedback form our contact information
Please complete a Feedback Form Our Contact Information:

Questions??

Contact:

Blanca Mendoza at (913) 439-9349

([email protected])

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