AAPCHO’s Health Information Gateway

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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 DirectorAssociation of Asian Pacific Community Health OrganizationsAssociation 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.
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Population
  • 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;
  • Diabetes
  • 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.
  • AAPCHO & Diabetes
  • BALANCE Diabetes Program (1999-2005)
  • National Diabetes Education Program
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • Health Information Gateway
  • AAPCHO Health Information GatewayPurpose
  • 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.
  • Health Information GatewayHealth Information GatewayHealth Information GatewayFindingsMaterials Found & Submitted (2006-2007)
  • 109 printed health education materials
  • 19 Asian or Pacific Islander languages
  • 577 total in-language materials
  • FindingsSources:
  • Universities/Hospitals 29%
  • CBO, including CHC 27%
  • NDEP & ADA 25%
  • State HD/programs 16%
  • City/County HD 4%
  • FindingsReview Outcomes (total=577)Inappropriate46%Sponsors & Partners
  • NDEP AAPI Workgroup
  • AAPCHO membership and CHC staff
  • Existing technical/multilingual reviewers
  • ADA and CDC
  • Pacific Diabetes Training Center
  • Future
  • Enhance Evaluation Strategies
  • Expand Gateway to other disease areas
  • Diversify funding strategies
  • Thank youAAPCHO – www.aapcho.org
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