Session: Engaging congregations in public health issues
4189.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2003: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Engaging congregations in public health issues
This session will provide examples of programs that effectively engage congregations in addressing public health issues. The session will also showcase methods utilized to engage congregations in program planning, development and implementation. It is important to identify ways in which public health professionals engaged congregation(s) in identifying issues and activities relevant the needs and desires of the congregation(s) involved in the project. Projects are expected to highlight specific examples of processes used to understand of the issues and concerns of the congregation and methods utilized to engage congregants in addressing them. Attention should also be given to addressing the extent to which they were involved and the expected change in knowledge/ behavior and attitudes as a result of the project.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organizer(s):E. Yvonne Lewis
Moderator(s):E. Yvonne Lewis
2:30 PMA Pentecostal framework for diabetes education in the African American community
Othelia W. Pryor, PhD, Reynard R. Bouknight, MD, PhD
2:50 PMLatinos with AIDS and Communities of Faith, creating a dialogue
Patricia Canessa, MA, PhD
3:10 PMImproving Community Health Through Faith and Health Partnerships
Joseph Vigil, LISW, Millie L. Gross, MA
3:30 PMTechniques for mobilizing the Black faith community
Alberta L. Ware, Rev, Pernessa C. Seele, MA, Maurice O. Franklin
Organized by:Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community
Endorsed by:HIV/AIDS
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

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