Field Epidemiology

Latino/a Health Disparities: Beyond the Cultura Answer

Originally presented on June 8, 2015

Edgar Rivera Colon, Ph.D. , Lecturer, Narrative Medicine Program, Columbia University

Moises Serrano,
Student, Sarah Lawrence College, and community activist

This webinar will help participants to understand a structural competency approach to Latino/a health disparities by explaining the emergence of Latin communities in the US via specific economic and social forces. Through the use of two case studies, one on asthma in the Hunts Point in NYC and another focused on the UndocuQueer movement, the webinar will operationalize the expansion of cultural competency through building structural health literacy capacities for participants. 

Learning Objectives
After watching this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Identify the difference between a cultural competency and a structural competency approach in public health and healthcare
  • Recognize the importance of structural competency for health disparities reduction in Latino and Latina communities
  • Explain the Latino presence in the U.S. as driven by institutions and social forces
  • Appraise structural competency in light of two case studies

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until June 30, 2018.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1.5 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until June 30, 2018.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until June 30, 2018.