4180.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Community Coalitions for Health Promotion: Effective Tools for Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation

Community coalitions have been used to address a broad range of health promotion and disease prevention issues, especially during the past decade. Funders generally have high expectations of what coalitions can accomplish. Recently, researchers and practitioners alike have questioned the effectiveness of coalitions in accomplishing certain tasks, such as planning and implementing programs and influencing health outcomes. This 90 minute session will include 4 presentations that demonstrate effective achievement of the core functions of public health (assessment,planning,implementation and evaluation) by featuring actual coalitions for infant and child health, immunization, school health and perinatal health. Questions and discussion will follow the presentations
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Organizer(s):Frances D. Butterfoss, PhD
2:30 PMCitizen participation for Healthy Communities: Can it be achieved? Lessons from the Colorado Healthy Communities Initiative
Ross F. Conner, PhD, Sora Park Tanjasiri, DrPH, Catherine Dempsey, MPH, Gabriela Robles, MURP
2:42 PMDynamics of development in community health coalitions
Shoshanna Sofaer, DrPH, Erin Kenney, PhD
2:54 PMLessons learned from community-based public health initiative evaluation efforts
Amy M. Carroll, MPH, Sarah E. Samuels, DrPH
3:06 PMPromoting community involvement in cervical cancer prevention programs in low-resource settings
Allison Bingham, PhD, Amie Bishop, MSW, MPH, Jennifer L. Winkler, MPH, Maggie Kilbourne-Brook
3:18 PMTaking data to the streets
Nancy B. Kohn, MPH
The following abstracts have been withdrawn by the authors:
Methods to Obtain Broad-Based Community Input in Public Health Planning
Lynn I. Gibbs, MPH, Daniella Prepis, BS, Jared Florance, MD, Catherine Malloy, RN, DrPH, FAAN, William Moss, MHA, Cora Swett, Douglas Hough, PhD
Sponsor:Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Cosponsors:Food and Nutrition; Health Administration; Latino Caucus; Public Health Education and Health Promotion

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA