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Long Beach Collaborative

Funded by: Office of Minority Health

The Long Beach Collaborative (LBC) Project is a joint effort to prevent childhood obesity among Hispanic/Latino (H/L) youth ages 6-11 in the City of Long Beach (LB) in Los Angeles County (LAC), California (CA).

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Advancing Nutrition Development through Alliances for Education and Leadership (ÁNDALE)

The ÁNDALE Scholars Program is designed to create academic and professional enhancement opportunities for undergraduate students in nutrition, health sciences, and kinesiology at CSULB and CSUMB.

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Telehealth Education & Learning in Psychiatry (T-HELP)

T-HELP is a clinical training program being designed for psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) students. It uses telehealth technologies such as Zoom video conferencing to provide live and online mental health support group sessions overseen by a board certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners.

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Avanzando through College

Avanzando through College is a learning community to support incoming Latino students that are Freshmen, Sophomores, or first years transfer students at CSULB. The program helps students navigate the higher education system @ the Beach and provides skill-building for educational success to save time and money. The scholarship consists of 14 two-hour skill-building workshops over a one year period.

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Diabetes Self-Management Among Latinos in Long Beach

The overall goal of this study is to determine the most urgent factors and effective strategies to improve Type 2 Diabetes self-management among Latino adults receiving services in community clinics in Long Beach. The research study uses of a mixed-methods approach (quantitative and qualitative) including focus groups and survey data collection. The focus group setting will allow for in-depth discussion of personal experiences with barriers related to diabetes self-management behaviors.