Tuesday, 19 November 2002 - 4:00 PM
Hilton San Francisco Franciscan Room B (100)

D&D-80. Uniting Multi-Ethnic Networks on Tobacco Control Efforts

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, Hispanic/Latino Tobacco Education Network, baezcond@hsc.usc.edu, Rhonda West-Peters, MBA, California Black Health Network, African American Tobacco Education Network, rwp_cbhn@sbcglobal.net, Roxana L. Ursua, MPH, Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, rursua@apiahf.org, Claradina Toya, California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc, American Indian Tobacco Education Network, claradina.toya@mail.ihs.gov.

Learning Objectives: Provide a real-life example of a comprehensive united Multi-Ethnic Networks. Identify key steps in developing and maintaining Multi-Ethnic Networks. Identify effective strategies for conducting joint activities and efforts that address the needs of diverse groups.

Abstract: The presentation will describe the infrastructure of California’s Statewide Joint Ethnic Tobacco Education Networks including how they collaborate with local community based organizations, regional members and other statewide tobacco control programs. The session will also focus on how to build and maintain these Networks making their tobacco control efforts relevant to individuals and organizations and in particular to ethnic communities. It will emphasize the successes of multi-cultural coordination, collaboration and effective strategies for designing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating these joint activities.

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