Session: Innovative Strategies to Address Urban Health
5089.0: Wednesday, November 19, 2003: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Innovative Strategies to Address Urban Health
In this session we discuss the strategic direction of different models of urban health-focused organizations. Each modelís approach to decreasing urban health disparities will be presented. Each presentation will include examples of their unique efforts for improving community health. These efforts range from community capacity building to increasing the sustainable impact of community research. Some of the strategies discussed address the social determinates of health while others seek to impact health directly. The importance of adequate health workforce, communication strategies, economic and job development as strategic priorities will be compared and contrasted across the models in the ensuing discussion.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe 3 different organizational priorities used by urban health institutes to improve the health of urban populations. 2. Identify two methods used to implement community capacity building. 3. Understand the components of a multilevel community intervention trials.
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Organizer(s):Claude Earl Fox, MD, MPH
Etienne J Phipps, PhD
12:30 PMThe Urban Health Institute: A Comprehensive Approach to Urban Health
Ellen-Marie Whelan, NP, PhD, Claude Earl Fox, MD, MPH
12:50 PMAn Urban Health System's Partnership with Local Health Departments to improve Community Health
Paul W. Nannis, MSW
1:10 PMRole of public health institutes in community capacity building
Joseph D. Kimbrell, MA, LCSW
1:30 PMStrengthening the Organization and Delivery of Healthcare to Urban Populations
Etienne J Phipps, PhD, Martin Goldsmith
Organized by:Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by:Environment; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

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