InCHIP Lecture and Workshop: Rosalie Corona 10/26/17

Join us for two special events on October 26, 2017!

Rosalie Corona, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Thursday October 26, 2017

Lecture: 12:30-1:30 pm   
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“Engaging Families and Communities to Promote Health”
Many cities and towns across the US are experiencing “emerging” Latina/o communities, comprised of both native US citizens and immigrants. Latina/os are becoming the largest, as well as the youngest, ethnic group in the US. Research on Latina/o youth and young adults often requires regular engagement and collaboration among numerous agencies and organizations, as well as community members. This presentation will provide an overview of strategies for engaging community partners and families in research focused on Latina/o youth adjustment. The presentation will also provide anecdotal illustrations of how research with emerging Latina/o communities can be successfully implemented and can provide a springboard for the translation of research to clinical practice.

Workshop: 3:00 – 4:00pm
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“Adapting Evidence-Based Health Interventions for Working with Latina/os”
Latina/os are the largest minority group in the United States yet this group experiences significant health disparities. The current workshop will provide an overview of strategies used in adapting evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions as applied among two diverse Latina/o samples: (a) mental health treatment for Latina/os and (b) family cancer assessment and communication intervention among Latina women and families. Cultural adaptation involves a number of issues such as conceptualizing culture and context, selecting a framework and level of adaptation, identifying core intervention components, involving the target population and identifying factors impacting cultural relevance and adaptation mismatch. These issues will be addressed as they pertain to Latina/os, with an emphasis on strategies for navigating the conflict between maintaining fidelity to the original intervention and adapting the intervention to meet the needs of the cultural group.

Lecture Co-Sponsored By:

  • UConn Allied Health Sciences
  • UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion
  • UConn Center for the Study of Culture, Health and Human Development
  • UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • UConn Department of Communication
  • UConn Department of Kinesiology
  • UConn Health Disparities Institute
  • UConn Department of Human Development and Family Studies
  • UConn School of Business
  • UConn School of Medicine
  • UConn School of Pharmacy
  • UConn School of Social Work

For directions and maps, see directions to InCHIP.  Accessibility: elevator available in the building lobby on the ground floor.

View the livestream of the lecture via the InCHIP website, or view it later in our archives.


About the InCHIP Lecture Series
The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The InCHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit InCHIP 2017 – 2018 Lecture Series.