Series A: Thursday 10:10 a.m. A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7

Adapting an Evidence-Based Curriculum for the Somali Community

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The National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based curriculum, but in practice, this curriculum has not been a perfect fit for the Somali clients served by Wellshare International. The presenters will offer insights into novel ways to use evaluation findings to improve services to your target population, and discuss how they used religion-based health messages and revamped messages about food groups, calories, and culturally-specific foods.


Zahra Abdalla, Wellshare International
Kate Lechner, Wellshare International
Fatima Mohamud, Wellshare International

In This Theme: Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Diverse Communities

A1   Adapting an Evidence-Based Curriculum for the Somali Community
B1   Learn and Live: Cancer Education and Screening in the Hmong Community
C1   Promoting a Preventive Health Culture in the Latino Community
D1   All Our Babies: Improving Rural Birth Outcomes in Minnesota