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One of the world’s best-known centers of diabetes research and treatment has revamped its Web site as part of its efforts to stem a rising tide of the metabolic disorder among Latinos, The Americano reports.
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According to a story published online by Suncoast News, in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, The Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of the Harvard Medical School, wants to reach the Latino population in the United States, who are twice as likely to develop diabetes as Caucasians.
The website, published in both English and Spanish, wants Latinos to know the risk of a disorder by providing them with information that combines clinical care, patient education, community outreach, research and healthcare team education.
Doctors from the Joslin Diabetes Center expect that half the Latinos born in the United States in this century will get the disease.
Dr. Enrique Caballero, founder and director of the Latino Diabetes Initiative, is a Joslin clinical investigator, staff endocrinologist and associate medical director of professional education.
“Our redesigned website allows us to share important information with many people about our work and the general challenges and opportunities with this group,” Caballero said.
View the bilingual, bicultural Web site at www.joslin.org/latino.
The Lance Armstrong Foundation’s LIVESTRONG campaign is expanding its bilingual outreach to Latino cancer survivors through enhanced multi-media resources, developed with the help of Sandra San Miguel de Majors, a research instructor at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the team behind SaludToday.
LIVESTRONG’s effort aims to help more Latinos affected by cancer by increasing visibility and access to bilingual resources on the Internet, cell devices and media.
The campaign Web site, LIVESTRONG.org/espanol, for example, underwent major enhancements, adding new videos, audio features and links to Facebook and Twitter messages, thanks to content developed in part by San Miguel de Majors.
San Miguel de Majors also developed scripts for educational Webisodes and radio ads.
She also is overseeing efforts to promote LAF’s online training curriculum for promotores, community members trained to educate their peers in healthy behaviors and increase access to resources for cancer survivors. She is leading a workshop June 14 in Austin, Texas, to train promotores from across the nation.
“Being fully bicultural with 14 years experience in health promotion and working with the Latino community, I was proud to be selected to co-lead the LIVESTRONG National Hispanic/Latino Media Campaign and to lead future efforts to reach this population,” San Miguel de Majors said. “The Latino population, a fast-growing mosaic of cultures, suffers a tremendous cancer burden, and these new multi-media resources are designed to help more Latinos survive and thrive.”