Taking a broad approach to public health program adaptation: Adapting a family-based diabetes education program

Kerstin M. Reinschmidt, Nicolette I. Teufel-Shone, Gail Bradford, Rebecca L. Drummond, Emma Torres, Floribella Redondo, Jo Jean Elenes, Alicia Sanders, Sylvia Gastelum, Martha Moore-Monroy, Salvador Barajas, Lourdes Fernandez, Rosy Alvidrez, Jill Guernsey De Zapien, Lisa K. Staten

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Abstract

Diabetes health disparities among Hispanic populations have been countered with federally funded health promotion and disease prevention programs. Dissemination has focused on program adaptation to local cultural contexts for greater acceptability and sustainability. Taking a broader approach and drawing on our experience in Mexican American communities at the U.S.-Mexico Border, we demonstrate how interventions are adapted at the intersection of multiple cultural contexts: the populations targeted, the community- and university-based entities designing and implementing interventions, and the field team delivering the materials. Program adaptation involves negotiations between representatives of all contexts and is imperative in promoting local ownership and program sustainability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-83
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Primary Prevention
Volume31
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Health promotion
  • Mexican Americans
  • Program adaptation
  • U.S.-Mexico Border

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Reinschmidt, K. M., Teufel-Shone, N. I., Bradford, G., Drummond, R. L., Torres, E., Redondo, F., Elenes, J. J., Sanders, A., Gastelum, S., Moore-Monroy, M., Barajas, S., Fernandez, L., Alvidrez, R., De Zapien, J. G., & Staten, L. K. (2010). Taking a broad approach to public health program adaptation: Adapting a family-based diabetes education program. Journal of Primary Prevention, 31(1-2), 69-83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10935-010-0208-6