Evaluation of childhood developmental milestones and the warning signs of autism as an effective educational and public health outreach tool for promotoras in south Texas
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Identify the barriers to autism diagnosis among Hispanic children compared to white children in South Texas. Discuss the effectiveness and impact of promotoras among residents of South Texas. Assess the need for additional autism educational interventions for Hispanic families in South Texas.
Keyword(s): Community Health Promoters, Community-Based Health Care
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a research fellow with the Hispanic Autism Research Center in South Texas through part of the University of Texas Health Science Center Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen. Among my interests have been the development and implementation of community based public health interventions that will increase the general health knowledge of Hispanic families along the South Texas border region.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.