EOLCNY Director of Outreach and Education Ayana Woods will present a workshop on Latino Outreach at the HPCANYS 2019 Interdisciplinary Seminar and Meeting on April 3rd.
It is well documented that racial disparities in advance planning and healthcare exist at the end of life. One community affected by these disparities is Latinos/Hispanics, who have lower levels of advance planning and poorer access to and quality of end of life care and pain management. To work towards addressing the issues this community faces, End of Life Choices New York (EOLCNY) developed and implemented bilingual presentations and materials to raise awareness of the rights and options at the end of life. An evaluation of this program found significantly increased awareness of and self-reported familiarity with key elements. This workshop will review the process through which this occurred, including a community needs assessment, program and material development, implantation of the program, and its subsequent evaluation. Recommendations will be provided for replicating a similar program, including how to address potential challenges. Objectives: 1. Describe strategies for performing an effective community needs assessment 2. Discuss how to implement bilingual presentations and materials to raise measurable awareness of the rights and options at the end of life