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)
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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