Session: Engaging, Involving and Linking Key Stakeholders in Community Coalitions
5016.0: Wednesday, November 19, 2003: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Engaging, Involving and Linking Key Stakeholders in Community Coalitions
The Allies Against Asthma Experience: Control of asthma is dependent on a personís ability to manage the disease. The individual can only manage well if services, resources and support are available and adequate. Ensuring a supportive environment involves the integration of a wide range of sectors and systems to address the clinical, environmental, family and community factors that influence asthma control. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundationís Allies Against Asthma National Program sponsors the efforts of seven coalitions as they are developing community-wide approaches for asthma control. The lessons learned by the coalitions as they face challenges and seek solutions should enhance understanding of effective asthma management.
Learning Objectives: 1) Increase knowledge of coalitions as a mechanism for effective asthma management; 2) Describe challenges and strategies to engage diverse stakeholders in community coalitions; 3) Describe effective processes and structures for decision-making; 4) Become familiar with strategies to promote integration of asthma control activities.
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Organizer(s):Frances D. Butterfoss, PhD
Moderator(s):Noreen M. Clark, PhD
8:30 AMBuilding successful community coalitions: Engaging and sustaining grassroots involvement
Elisa Nicholas, MD, MSPH, Jane W. Peterson, RN, PhD, Marielena Lara, MD, MPH
8:42 AMCoalitions: A tool for coordination and integration of community asthma control strategies
James W Krieger, MD, MPH, Robert Groves, MA, MPH, Marielena Lara, MD, MPH, Kimberly Wicklund, MPH
8:54 AMEngaging physicians in asthma coalitions
Cynthia Kelly, MD, John R. Meurer, MD, MBA
9:06 AMIntroduction: The Allies Against Asthma Experience
Noreen M. Clark, PhD, Linda Jo Doctor, MPH, Laurie LaChance, PhD, Amy Friedman, MPH, Christy Houle, MPH, Xin Geng, MS
9:18 AMWorking collaboratively toward effective decision-making
Frances D. Butterfoss, PhD, James M Krieger, MD MPH, Michael P. Rosenthal, MD
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