Developing a Novel Intervention to Improve Health Literacy among Wisconsin Latinos
6th Funding Cycle Development Award
Project Start Date: 2/1/2011
Project End Date: 1/31/2013 - No Cost Extension Through: 7/31/2013
Project Goal Statement: To develop and evaluate the outcomes of a novel intervention to improve diabetes knowledge, knowledge retention, and screening behaviors among Latinos.
Award Amount: $200,000
Primary Community Partner: Ricardo Díaz, UCC Executive Director, Centro de la Comunidad Unida - United Community Center (UCC)
Primary Academic Partner: Elaine Drew, PhD, Institute for Health and Society
Additional Academic Partner: Ruta Brazauskas, PhD, Institute for Health and Society
Project Progress Summary Reports:
Project Progress Report Summary 2/1/2011 - 9/30/2011
Project Progress Report Summary 10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
Project Final Report Summary
Affiliated Web Pages:
Centro de la Comunidad Unida - United Community Center (UCC)
Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
Outreach Materials / Events
Developed a lay-language report titled “Risk Factors Associated with Diabetes Screening” to be presented to community gatherings, small groups or individuals about Latino risk factors for diabetes and the importance of getting a blood glucose screening
Conducted feedback sessions with the Community Advisory Board (CAB) and Expert Panel (EP) regarding the results of in-depth interviews conducted with ten Latino adults with diabetes or who have a loved one with diabetes and the recorded and edited scenes of the telenovela
Produced a DVD copy of the telenovela that can be used by diabetes educators working with Spanish-speaking clients
Hosted a community premiere of the telenovela held at UCC (over 150 attendees)
Poster presentation at the Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Annual Research Forum – Risk Factors Associated with Diabetes Screening: Results of a Survey with Milwaukee Latinos. Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Annual Research Forum. May 23, 2011.
Thematic poster presentation at Leading the Way Joint Conference – Drew E, Farias R, Delgado-Rendón A, Gonzalez M, Hughes J, Villa M, and Gomez S. Dulce Tentación (Sweet Temptation): Improving Diabetes Literacy among Latinos through a Culturally Tailored Media Intervention. Leading the Way: A Joint Conference of Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin and Wisconsin Partnership Program. September 27, 2012.
Presentation at the 2011 Minority Health in the Midwest Conference about the community-academic partnership and the HWPP-funded telenovela project – Drew E and Delgado-Rendón A. Improving Health Literacy Among Wisconsin Latinos Through a Telenovela. 2011 Minority Health in the Midwest Conference, The Promise of Health Equity: Advancing the Discussion to Eliminate Disparities in the 21st Century. University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health. February 25, 2011.
Presented at the Department of Family and Community Medicine Annual Research Forum (June 2013)
Presented at the American Heart Association's Por Tu Corazon (For Your Heart) "Go Red" event held at UMOS (over 100 attendees)