College of Health and Human Sciences

Health Disparities Symposium Posters

Understanding African American Women’s Ability to Access Healthy Food and Lead a Healthy Lifestyle

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Shawntell Shand 

Student: Sociology, NCAT 

Understanding African American Women’s Ability to Access Healthy Food and Lead a Healthy Lifestyle 

There will be a discussion of the difficulty African American women have in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and proper eating behaviors. African American women ranging between the ages of 18-25 facing different barriers such as price and time that impacts these behaviors. There are several health issues that African American women are at a higher risk of facing in their earlier stages. 

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Health Professionals for Equity in Health and Healthcare

Health Professionals for Equity in Health and Healthcare

 

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D. Slade

 

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Kyaunna. White

 

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Dr. Connie Bishop, DNP, MBA, BC-NI (faculty sponsor) , A. Dowden, K.Kaure and M. Patorini

TITLE:  Disparities in maternal care: Interprofessional Collaboration for Discharge

DESCRIPTION: Collaboration in healthcare is the ability of healthcare professionals to work effectively as a team within their roles and shared responsibilities. Within the collaboration, the healthcare team is responsible for problem solving and making decisions as well as formulating and implementing the plan of action for the patient. The collaboration allows members of the healthcare team to increase awareness of each other's disciplines, therefore increasing the knowledge of each discipline's skills and roles. In this discharge scenario, we will discuss how each member of the healthcare team will contribute to the intedisciplinary team for  quality patient care.  

Needs of refugee older adults in Guilford County, NC

 

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Joy Birabwa

MS Candidate,

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Princess Ejindu

BS Candidate,

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Melina Ksor

BS Candidate,

 

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 H'ung Kpa

BS Candidate,

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H’Thu Nie

BA Candidate,

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Princy Varghese

BS Candidate

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Sharon Morrison

PhD MPHE Professor,

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Sudha S

Associate Professor,

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Older age, lower English proficiency, lower socioeconomic status and being a member of an ethnic minority group, make it more challenging for older refugees in the North Carolina area to have their needs identified and met. This presentation highlights preliminary results of a needs assessment of older adults belonging to: Montagnards (who have been resettled longer in this state); Congolese; and Nepali-speaking Bhutanese (these two communities are more recent arrivals) communities. Through in-depth interviews and  brief questionnaires, we collected data on older refugee adults’ perceived needs, available services, and access to these services. Our findings present the views and experiences of older adults and service providers, and responses from health service organizations, underscoring gaps in both service structures and access to existing services.

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Community Mobilization in Response to COVID-19 Disparities among Asian minorities in Guilford County, NC

Community Mobilization in Response to COVID-19 Disparities among Asian minorities in Guilford County, NC

Following NC’s mandatory “Stay at Home” order and closure of businesses due to COVID-19, the Asian minority groups including the Montagnard and Bhutanese communities living in Guilford County have been disproportionately impacted resulting in socio-economic hardship. Using the ethnographic field method and Social Determinants of Immigrant Health framework, we examined the community-based mobilization efforts in response to hardships. In this presentation, we highlight how the Montagnard and Bhutanese community youth leaders functioning as natural helpers utilized networks to leverage resources and addressed COVID-19 challenges.

 

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Saif Al-Amin, BDS, MPH candidate. [presenter]
Department of Public Health Education
University of North Carolina Greensboro
s_alamin@uncg.edu

 

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Fatima-Ezzahra Salmi, MPH candidate [presenter]
Department of Public Health Education
University of North Carolina Greensboro
f_salmi@uncg.edu

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Joy Birabwa, PhD student [presenter]
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
University of North Carolina Greensboro
jcbirabw@uncg.edu

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Sharon D. Morrison, MSPH, PhD
Professor
Department of Public Health Education
University of North Carolina Greensboro
sdmorri2@uncg.edu

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S. Sudha, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
University of North Carolina Greensboro
s_shreen@uncg.edu

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Facilitators and Barriers to Physical Activity among African American Long-term Breast Cancer

Facilitators and Barriers to Physical Activity among African American Long-term Breast Cancer
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Student presenters: Leah Tyson 1 & Cole Steed2
Faculty mentors: Yvonne Ford1, Ph.D. & TJ Exford2, Ph. D.

1). School of Nursing, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC
2). Kinesiology Department, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC

Evidence suggests that breast cancer survivors (BCS) with sedentary lifestyles, obesity, and lack of physical activity have poorer outcomes among survivors. Research indicates, African American (AA) BCS are less likely to be encouraged to lose weight or participate in physical activity by healthcare providers. Because many BCS are at risk for late and long-term cardiac effects of cancer treatment therapies, it is advisable to promote cardiovascular health behaviors which connect other health recommendations as cited by the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7: Avoiding Heart Failure and Preserving Cardiac Structure and Function. Accordingly, it is necessary to assess socioeconomic, cultural, and environmental factors that may influence heart healthy behaviors and health outcomes before crafting culturally relevant interventions.

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Understanding Barriers to Physical Activity Among African American Women

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Jasmine Davis, Senior Sociology Student 

Mentors: Drs. Jeannette Wade and Ramine Alexander 

My poster will discuss the barriers of African American Women pertaining to being physically active. We know that physical activity among them are low.  

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