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Southern California Public Health Association hosts the Health Equity WEBINAR: Strategies to Address Disparities in Diabetes Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management

7 Jan

Health Equity WEBINAR: Strategies to Address Disparities in Diabetes Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health inequities are “reflected in differences in length of life; quality of life; rates of disease, disability, and death; severity of disease; and access to treatment.” These inequities are quite apparent when looking at diabetes. The burden of diabetes and diabetes-related complications and death is much higher for racial/ethnic minorities than for whites.

The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality has reported the following:

  • Different studies found that African Americans are from 1.4 to 2.2 times more likely to have diabetes than white persons.
  • Hispanic Americans have a higher prevalence of diabetes than non-Hispanic people, with the highest rates for type 2 diabetes among Puerto Ricans and Hispanic people living in the Southwest and the lowest rate among Cubans.
  • The prevalence of diabetes among American Indians is 2.8 times the overall rate.
  • Major groups within the Asian and Pacific Islander communities (Japanese Americans, Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, and Korean Americans) all had a higher prevalence rate than non-hispanic whites.

On Wednesday January 14, 2015 12PM (PST) SCPHA will be hosting a webinar, facilitated by Dr. Belinda Nelson, of the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes. Dr. Nelson will discuss the existing disparities, as well as provide an overview of strategies and best practices that the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes coalition sites are utilizing to reduce these inequities in diagnosis, care, and treatment.

The overall objectives of the Webinar:

  • To build participants theoretical understanding of health equity
  • To build participants understanding of disparities in diabetes diagnosis, management, and care
  • To inform participants on how programs can be designed to address health inequity in chronic disease outcomes

To register for the webinar:



WEBINAR – Prediabetes: How Healthcare Providers Can Take Action

5 Jan

January 15, 2015, 9:00 – 10:00 am ET (8:00 am CT)

For a full description of this program please visit our website or print out the informational flyer.

All of our programs are available On Demand 2 weeks after the live webcast.

Call us at 518.402.0330 or e-mail if you need assistance.

Click here to Register

Online Conference on Uterine Fibroids

9 Jun

The Fibroids Project ( started with one simple mission, “Make Life Better for Women with Fibroids”. I’m happy to say that we held true to that mission and we are about to host the first live Online Virtual Fibroids Conference on June 14th. This will create an unprecedented opportunity for women to connect with leading national and local physicians from the comfort of their own home or, on the go, on their mobile device.

Uterine Fibroids is an issue that impacts 70% of women and accounts for 50% of hysterectomies per year in the US. African-American women are disproportionately impacted with severe symptoms of fibroids.

We believe that patient education is the key to providing women with more options. We would like to offer our conference at a discounted rate to your members.


*The conference is $29 and we have created a special promotional code, which will drop the price to $15 for your network. The discount code is: @FibroidsProject




When: June 14th – 9am – 2pm EST

Where: Online


SAAPHI Scientific Webinar Featuring Dr. Cheryl L. Woods Giscombe — April 30, 2014

28 Apr

The Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) Scientific Committee presents “Innovative strategies for investigating and reducing stress related health disparities in African American women.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1:00-2:30PM (EST)

Guest Speaker Cheryl L. Woods Giscombé, PhD, PMHNP Assistant Professor School of Nursing University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholar Dr. Cheryl Woods Giscombé’s research focuses on stress-related health behaviors, psychoneuroendocrine biomarkers, and sociocultural contextual factors that contribute to health disparities in African Americans. She developed the Superwoman Schema Conceptual Framework which explicates how obligations to present an image of strength and provide support for family members, friends, and the community may contriImagebute to emotional suppression, neglected self-care, stress exacerbation and stress-related morbidity in African American women including obesity, diabetes, lupus, depression, and substance abuse. Dr. Giscombe also developed two instruments: the Superwoman Schema Scale and the Using Food to Cope with Stress Scale. Recently she has led an NIH-funded research project examining the influence of mindfulness meditation on stress and health in African American adults with pre-diabetes. She aims to develop and implement culturally-relevant stress management interventions that can be widely adopted in community and healthcare settings. Dr. Giscombé’s research has been acknowledged with the “Brilliant New Investigator Award” from the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science and the “Leader in the Field/Early Career Award” from the American Psychological Association.

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SAAPHI WEBINAR: Innovative Strategies for investigating & reducing stress-health related disparities in African American women” April 30, 2014 1-2:30PM (PST)

6 Apr

SAAPHI WEBINAR: Innovative Strategies for investigating & reducing stress-health related disparities in African American women

Be sure to register for the upcoming SAAPHI webinar entitled “Innovative strategies for investigating and reducing stress- related health disparities in African American women.” Our featured guest speaker will be Cheryl L. Woods Giscombé, PhD, PMHNP.

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