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AAPCHO’s Health Information Gateway Jeff Caballero, MPH Executive Director Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

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AAPCHO’s Health Information Gateway

Jeff Caballero, MPH Executive Director

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations


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Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

  • Membership organization of community health centers (CHCs) delivering primary health care services to medically underserved Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.


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Asian American and Pacific Islander Population (AAPCHO)

  • Diverse in language (100 dialects) and ethnicity (49);

  • 59% limited English proficiency;

  • Access barriers to obtaining health care:

    14% poverty & 17% uninsured;

  • Health disparity areas include diabetes, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, and cancer.

  • 48% growth between 1990 & 2000;


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Diabetes (AAPCHO)

  • AA and NHOPI adults in Hawaii: 2 times more likely to have diabetes than Caucasians.

  • Native Hawaiians: prevalence rates of up to 4 times higher for age-adjusted type 2 diabetes.

  • Japanese American men in Seattle: 2-3 times the prevalence rates of type 2 diabetes when compared to non-Hispanic whites.


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AAPCHO & Diabetes (AAPCHO)

  • BALANCE Diabetes Program (1999-2005)

  • National Diabetes Education Program

  • American Diabetes Association

  • American Association of Diabetes Educators

  • Health Information Gateway



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Purpose (AAPCHO)

  • Clearinghouse for culturally and linguistically appropriate Diabetes Education Material (DEM) for AAPIs.

  • Create a forum to recruit, catalog and utilize the expertise of reviewers from the AAPI community.

  • To raise the bar for high-quality DEM and increase its availability.





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Findings (AAPCHO)

Materials Found & Submitted (2006-2007)

  • 109 printed health education materials

  • 19 Asian or Pacific Islander languages

  • 577 total in-language materials


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Findings (AAPCHO)

Sources:

  • Universities/Hospitals 29%

  • CBO, including CHC 27%

  • NDEP & ADA 25%

  • State HD/programs 16%

  • City/County HD 4%


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Findings (AAPCHO)

Review Outcomes (total=577)


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Inappropriate (AAPCHO)

46%


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Sponsors & Partners (AAPCHO)

  • NDEP AAPI Workgroup

  • AAPCHO membership and CHC staff

  • Existing technical/multilingual reviewers

  • ADA and CDC

  • Pacific Diabetes Training Center


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Future (AAPCHO)

  • Enhance Evaluation Strategies

  • Expand Gateway to other disease areas

  • Diversify funding strategies


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Thank you (AAPCHO)

AAPCHO – www.aapcho.org


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