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Session: Community and Social Justice
5080.0: Wednesday, November 10, 2004: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Community and Social Justice
This session focuses on communiy interventions and social justice, specifically related to health and mental health. Two presentations examine how soical construction is related to racial and ethnic groups' ability to realize equitable access to early diagnosis and quality treatment. Another presention examines neighborhood organizations' influence on public goods and resources. It also examines the relationship between neighborhood organizational infrastructure and the health of its residents. Another presentation examines the socio-economic characteristics of the neighborhoods of community-based housing for persons with severe mental illness. The final presentation discusses the role of students working with a community-based organization in its attempt to educate residents regarding the impact of a hazardous waste business locating within the community.
Learning Objectives: Attendees will understand observational epidemiologic and meta analysis studies providing practical evidence to steer research and social policies. Attendees will be able to identify neighborhood partners for community-based interventions. Attendees will be able to evaluate locational choices for research on community integration. Attendees will be able to conduct policy analysis and be able to advocate for community deployment and action.
Moderator(s):Deborah Schild, PhD
8:30 AMIncreasing racial group breast cancer survival differentials in America (1973 to 2003): Observational evidence consistent with a health insurance hypothesis  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kevin M. Gorey, PhD, MSW, Isaac N. Luginaah, PhD, Kendra L. Schwartz, MD, MSPH
8:45 AMRace, socioeconomic status, depression and suicidality among youths: Meta-analytic depiction of a skewed, rather than a 'bell curve'
Adelina Greco, BSW, Kevin M. Gorey, PhD, MSW, Max J. Hedley, PhD, Kim Harper, PhD
9:00 AMOrganizations, neighborhood capital, and individual health
Meadow J. Linder, BA
9:15 AMLocation, Location: Neighborhood Characteristics of Community-Based Housing for Persons with Severe Mental Illness  [ Recorded presentation ]
Allison Zippay, PhD
9:30 AMToxic shock: Macro Practice Students Negotiating Dialogue between Community and Waste Recyclers  [ Recorded presentation ]
Larry M. Gant, CSW, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Social Work
Endorsed by:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Health Administration; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA