ERIC Number: ED249035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
California Conference on High Blood Pressure Control in the Spanish-Speaking Community (Los Angeles, California, April 1-2, 1978). Summary Report.
National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. High Blood Pressure Information Center.
As part of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program effort, the conference explored the implications and impact of the prevalence of hypertension in Spanish-speaking populations in California. Approximately 150 experts in health fields, representing all levels of government, public and private health care providers, consumers, and health care services in Mexico, attended workshops on the collection of hypertension data in the Spanish-speaking community, effective approaches for high blood pressure control, coordination of resources for high blood pressure control programs, educational approaches to high blood pressure control in the Spanish-speaking community, and legislation and hypertension control. Recommendations from the workshops included the following: schools providing professional health training (i.e., medical, dental, nursing schools) within a service area of large concentrations of Spanish-speaking Spanish surname populations must provide cross-cultural training including both bilingual and bicultural elements; legislation must be promoted to emphasize intensive multimedia, public education, and school programs in health education for the Spanish-speaking communities; and programs on weight and obesity, stress and anxiety avoidance, and general health awareness must be promoted among adolescents, with special emphasis on school-based programs. This summary report contains an overview of the material presented, an agenda, recommendations from each workshop, and an overview of each workshop. (NQA)
Descriptors: Cardiovascular System, Community Health Services, Data Collection, Disease Control, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Health Personnel, Health Services, Hypertension, Legislation, Medical Research, Medical Services, Mexican American Education, Research Methodology, Spanish Speaking, Special Health Problems
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. High Blood Pressure Information Center.
Identifiers: California; Mexico
Note: Conference also sponsored by the State of California Department of Health.