4087.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Special Sessions: Eliminating Disparities--Communities Taking Action

Given that eliminating health disparities is a important focus of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as well as the public health and health care sectors, is is timely to highlight successful community-driven models from across the United States and around the globe. Communities are effectively taking action to systemically address the factors at play regarding health disparities. Increasingly, evidence shows us that the social determinants of health, such as income, education, early childhood development, fairness, housing, transportation, and others, are key factors that impact health status. Community leaders are collaborating across sectors to bring creativity and resources to bear on improving health status and community quality of life outcomes. Community-driven models are found in a number of movements, including healthy cities/communities, sustainable communities, livable communities, and environmental justice. This session will address the core principles of community-driven efforts and will highlight specific success stories from communities that are taking action
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Organizer(s):Susan West, MPH
10:30 AMOverview
Susan West, MPH
10:35 AMHow a Healthy "Community" creates a "Healthy" Community
Tyler Norris
10:50 AMStories from an Environmental Justice and Urban Perspective -- New York City
Peggy Shepard
11:05 AMStories from a US-Mexico Border Perspective
Letitcia Paez, MA, MPA
11:20 AMStories from a Rural Perspective -- Rural South Carolina
Peggy Parker, EdD
11:35 AMCommunity Action & Global Power: Examples from Ecuador
Jose Suarez
11:50 AMDiscussion and Question/Answer--Suzanne Cashman
Sponsor:APHA-Special Sessions

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA