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Diabetes in Special and Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series - Part 2
Housing Instability and Diabetes Outcomes in Agricultural Workers and LGBT Communities

Resource Topic: Diabetes
Resource Subtopic: Patient-Centered Health Outcomes, Quality Improvement, Programs and Services, Special and Vulnerable Populations, Policy and Advocacy, Research and Data

Year Developed: 2017

Resource Type: Archived Webinar

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

Developed by: Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This webinar focuses on the social determinants of health (SDOH) that affects vulnerable patients, like housing instability, complicate efforts to self-manage diabetes. Some of the communities at highest risk for developing diabetes are farmworkers, LGBT-identified individuals and those experiencing homelessness. Individuals from these populations are more vulnerable due to challenges unique to their racial/social groups such as lack of access to affordable housing and healthy food, lack of stable housing due to constant mobility, limited English proficiency and other social determinants of health. These factors impact their ability to obtain health insurance, access affordable health care, and follow medication adherence.

Resource Details: This webinar is the second of a four part national series titled Diabetes in Special and Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series focused specifically on addressing diabetes and those affected by it. This session focuses on identifying the social determinants of health, how they impact chronic disease management, and the challenges health centers faced in addressing diabetes for vulnerable mobile communities such as agricultural workers, LGBT-identified individuals, and individuals experiencing homelessness. It is a collaboration between AAPCHO, Corporation for Supportive Housing (CPS), Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN), Farmworker Justice (FJ), National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH), Health Outreach Partner (HOP), National LGBT Center for Health Education (Fenway)

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.