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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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