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1 MLA 2006 Hispanic Health Arizona Serving Diverse Users Cultural Competencies for Health Sciences Librarians Annabelle V. Núñez, M.A. Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence Services Librarian Arizona Health Sciences Library The University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona

2 MLA 2006 Overview  Arizona characteristics  Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence (AHCOE)  AHCOE Services: Who  Hispanic Health web portal  Resources for Information

3 MLA 2006 Arizona 2000 Population 5,130,632  White 75.5%  Black or African American 3.1%  American Indian - Alaska Native 5.0%  Asian 1.8%  Hispanic 25.3% Source: US Census

4 MLA 2006 Arizona 2000  Language other than English at home 25.9%  Living below poverty level 13.9%  Uninsured 17.3% (period )  Among top five states in population growth, 40% increase since 1990  AZ ranks second nationally in teen pregnancy Source: US Census

5 MLA 2006 Mortality From Disease 2001 Diabetes - U.S. Hispanic deaths 36.7 / All U.S AZ Hispanic deaths 42.9 / All AZ 19.9 Cervical Cancer 1 - U.S. Hispanic deaths 16.9 / All U.S AZ Hispanic deaths 3.9 / All AZ 2.8 Homicide - U.S. Hispanic deaths 8.0 / All U.S AZ Hispanic deaths 15.5 / All AZ 8.7 *Number of deaths per 100,000 in specified group 1 Number of deaths per 1000 in specified group Sources: AZ Bureau of Public Health Statistics & CDC

6 MLA 2006 Average Age At Death From All Causes 2003 Average Age At Death From All Causes Hispanic age All Arizonans age 72.2 Male Average Age At Death All Causes Hispanic age All Arizonans age 69.6 Female Average Age At Death All Causes Hispanic age All Arizonans age 75.1 Sources: AZ Bureau of Public Health Statistics

7 MLA 2006  Have a shorter life expectancy  Have an increased risk for heart disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes  Have inadequate access to health care  Are underrepresented in the health professions Hispanics:

8 MLA Total Physicians = 871,535 Race/Ethnicity NumberPercentage White428, Black20, Hispanic28, Asian73, American Indian Alaska Native Unknown/Other319, Source: Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the US, 2005 Edition. American Medical Association 2003 Total Physicians = 871,535

9 MLA 2006 Makes institutional commitment to underrepresented minorities The University of Arizona College of Medicine

10 MLA 2006 Makes institutional commitment to underrepresented minorities Health Resources and Services Administration Grant (HRSA) from the Department of Health and Human Services The University of Arizona College of Medicine

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12 Principal Investigator Francisco García, M.D., M.P.H. Director Jonathan Robles, M.P.H. Program Coordinator Lizette Acosta Program Coordinator Jennie E. Brown Administrative Assistant Lupe Obregón AHCOE Services Librarian Annabelle Núñez, M.A.

13 MLA 2006 Makes institutional commitment to underrepresented minorities - Medical student and faculty development The University of Arizona College of Medicine

14 MLA 2006 Makes institutional commitment to underrepresented minorities - Medical student and faculty development - Cultural competence in medical training The University of Arizona College of Medicine

15 MLA 2006 Makes institutional commitment to underrepresented minorities - Medical student and faculty development - Cultural competence in medical training - Hispanic research and policy The University of Arizona College of Medicine

16 MLA 2006 Makes institutional commitment to underrepresented minorities - Medical student and faculty development - Cultural competence in medical training - Hispanic research and policy - Informational resources The University of Arizona College of Medicine

17 MLA 2006 AHCOE Services Librarian Information

18 MLA 2006 AHCOE Services Librarian Information Students

19 MLA 2006 AHCOE Services Librarian Information Students Faculty

20 MLA 2006 AHCOE Services Librarian Information Researchers /Scientists Students Faculty

21 MLA 2006 AHCOE Services Librarian Information Researchers /Scientists Consumer/ Patient Students Faculty

22 MLA 2006 AHCOE Services Librarian Information Clinicians Consumer/ Patient Students Faculty Researchers /Scientists

23 MLA 2006 AHCOE Services Librarian Information Clinicians Researchers /Scientists Consumer/ Patient Students Faculty Community

24 MLA 2006 AHCOE Services Librarian Information Clinicians Researchers /Scientists Consumer/Patient Students Faculty Community Policymaker

25 MLA 2006 AHCOE Services Librarian  Collection development  Faculty & student consultations – library services & instructional programming  Hispanic Health Working Group

26 MLA 2006 AHCOE Services Librarian  Outreach Activities  Work with AHCOE faculty & staff on collaborative projects  Establish relationship with policymakers

27 MLA 2006 AHSL Hispanic Health Web Page  A portal web page on AHSL home page  Location of information resources for Hispanics and Hispanic health  Focus on Hispanic health issues  Faculty, students, consumer, patient, researcher

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29 MLA 2006 News

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35 Resources for Information  Listservs  Bringing Health Into Communities (BHIC)  CLAS-talk  Community-Based Participation Research (CBPR)  PubMed Alerts  Community of Science  Grant Opportunities  News  News Wires / Feeds / Local  Alerts

36 MLA 2006  Committee participation  Network of colleagues  Belong to professional associations/organizations  Attend seminars, symposiums, lectures, workshops etc.  Keep your eyes and ears open and pass it on Resources for Information

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39 Hispanic Health Arizona Annabelle V. Núñez, M.A. AHCOE Services Librarian Arizona Health Sciences Library The University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona


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