5211.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Information technologies and health: when the divide is more than digital

The Internet and other interactive health technologies are giving public health practitioners powerful new tools for improving the health of individuals and communities. But how exactly can practitioners tap into the potential of this new wave, without leaving behind important segments of society? This session will focus on the current value, utility, and efficacy of information and communication technologies for improving health and health care, while highlighting the latest issues concerning culture, ethnicity, literacy, and privacy. At its conclusion, participants should have an improved understanding of how to weave new technologies into the continuum of prevention, clinical care, and health management. Learning objectives: 1) identify the most current and effective applications of new health technologies 2) understand how culture, ethnicity, and literacy may affect individual's use of digital media 3) know where to access guidelines on quality of interactive health information, privacy, and confidentiality
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Presider(s):Suzanne Meadows Hogan, MA
Organizer(s):Suzanne Meadows Hogan, MA
Judith McDivitt, PhD
Cynthia Baur, PhD
2:30 PMPublic health policy issues for telehealth
Mary Jo Deering, PhD
2:50 PMDoes it work? The evidence for interactive technologies for health
David Gustafson, PhD
3:10 PMMaking health information relevant and accessible for underserved populations
Linda Neuhauser, DrPH
3:30 PMThe role of interactive technology in health communication interventions: Targeting key audiences and tailoring messages
Gary L. Kreps, PhD
Sponsor:Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Cosponsors:Black Caucus of Health Workers; Health Administration

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA