Session: The Spectrum of Prevention: A Tool for Effective and Comprehensive Public Health Practice
3180.0: Monday, November 17, 2003: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
The Spectrum of Prevention: A Tool for Effective and Comprehensive Public Health Practice
The Spectrum of Prevention is a comprehensive framework for health departments, community agencies, and coalitions to conceptualize, implement, and coordinate a wide variety of public health programs. This session will provide participants with an overview of the Spectrum of Prevention, report the results of a qualitative study of applications of this framework and illuminate how the Spectrum has been used at the national, state, and local levels to achieve public health outcomes.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to: 1) Understand the importance of comprehensive approaches and why attention to both individual and environmental factors is critical to public health issues. 2) Describe the elements of the Spectrum of Prevention and how it can be used to plan and coordinate approaches to complex public health issues. 3) Describe specific examples of how the Spectrum of Prevention has been applied in governmental and community settings to address a wide range of issues.
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Organizer(s):Tracey Rattray, MPH, MSW
Moderator(s):Cheri A. Pies, MSW, DrPH
12:30 PMCultivating peace in Salinas: The Spectrum of Prevention as a framework for violence prevention
Anna Caballero, Ken Feske
12:45 PMSpectrum of prevention in action: A county perspective
Tracey Rattray, MPH, MSW
1:00 PMSpectrum of Prevention in action: A state perspective
Valodi Foster, MPH
1:15 PMSpectrum of Prevention: A tool for broad based change
Larry Cohen, MSW
1:30 PMStudying the Spectrum of Prevention: Practical applications from across the nation
Manal J. Aboelata, MPH, Leslie Mikkelsen, MPH, RD
Organized by:Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by:Public Health Education and Health Promotion
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

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