The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

3263.0: Monday, November 17, 2003 - 3:10 PM

Abstract #74358

Generational partners: Developing a culturally appropriate interprofessional health promotion program with American Indian Elders

Teresa Cochran, PT, DPT, GCS, M, Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178, (402) 280-5677,

This paper describes the development of a geriatric health promotion program based on needs assessment and qualitative study of health beliefs of Omaha Nation elders. The weekly interprofessional program includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, diabetes education, pharmacy, medicine and podiatry. This presentation identifies key components to design and implementation, barriers and successful strategies. Emphasized is the innovation and importance of understanding health beliefs and behaviors of a target population, and understanding that to successfully impact profound health disparities, a comprehensive, interprofessional, sustained approach must be directed toward health promotion.

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

Healthy Aging: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (An intersectional session joint-sponsored with Chiropractic Health Care, Public Health Nursing & Gerontological Health sections)

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA