The Interagency Committee on Health and Health Disparities of the ICDR is hosting a series of webinars to promote awareness of current research related to the biological, sociocultural, environmental, and behavioral determinants of health disparities for people with disabilities.
A. Susana Ramírez, UC Merced assistant professor of public health, will research “Innovative Application of Communication Theory to Increase Latino Research Participation.” The project addresses the challenge of communicating in a culturally appropriate manner with caregivers of aging Latinos, by collecting data to create a culturally tailored peer-navigator intervention to enhance decision-making among caregivers of Latino patients with dementia who experience neuropsychiatric symptoms.
The UC Davis CTSC and the LARRC jointly request submission of proposals in response to this call for projects focused on cognitive aging research in diverse populations to be conducted during the 2015- 2016 academic year. These awards are intended to support highly innovative projects that have the potential for high impact, will provide preliminary data for new extramural grant applications, and are intended to support projects focused on cognitive aging in underrepresented minorities.
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Disparities in mental-health treatment are known to be associated with patients' racial and ethnic backgrounds. Now, a large study by researchers with UC Davis has found one possible reason for those disparities: Some racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to be assessed and referred for treatment by their medical providers.
Ladson Hinton, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been appointed to an ad hoc study committee of the Institute of Medicine, Family Caregiving for Older Adults. The committee will examine unmet needs for caregivers and caregiving, such as differences in needs associated with race, ethnicity and other factors, and progress in delivery reform.
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, professor of clinical internal medicine and director of the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, on Thursday, Sept. 18, presented a seminar entitled, “If You Build It, Will They Come? Addressing Mental-Health Treatment Gaps in Latinos,” at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.