The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

Session: AHPA Presidentís Session: Empowering Communities Through Planning and Community Health Initiatives
4245.0: Tuesday, November 12, 2002: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Oral
AHPA Presidentís Session: Empowering Communities Through Planning and Community Health Initiatives
The Presidentís Session is designed to offer concrete planning approaches to empowering local communities. The initiatives to be profiled include a discussion of community based initiatives sponsored by both the public and private sectors that empower local communities through the establishment of action plans that are data driven and supported by the community leadership who are invested in the projectís outcomes and success. Key sponsors include Miami-Dade County government, the Kellogg Foundation, the Chicago Public Health Department and other major funders. Issues that will be addressed are: reducing the number of uninsured residents in a major metropolitan area with an uninsured rate of 25%; lowering inappropriate use of the emergency room; improving preventative health care access, and increasing access to specialty care, pharmacy and oral health services. The shared goal of these initiatives is 100% access to affordable, convenient, quality health care for all. Keya areas of involvement include: education and outreach on available public/private health services and programs; policy planning and sustainability; program development for underserved populations; innovations in health care financing and delivery; and elimination of policy and insurance barriers that prohibit access to essential public and private health services. A special focus will be on involving the business community in each initiativeís efforts to promote greater access.
Learning Objectives: 1. Offer concrete planning approaches to empowering local communities.
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organizer(s):Sonya Albury
4:30 PMAdvancing public/private partnerships: A call to health care action
Sonya R. Albury, MSW
4:50 PMCommunity health planning and public policy development
Leda Perez, PhD
5:10 PMIllinois: A state-local partnership for community planning
Laura B. Landrum, MUPP
Organized by:Community Health Planning and Policy Development
CE Credits:Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work

The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA