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Session: Improving Community Health Through Faith and Health Partnerships
3165.1: Monday, November 8, 2004: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Improving Community Health Through Faith and Health Partnerships
The purpose of this session is to expose participants to methods utilized,in diffent faith settings, to address a variety of health issues. Recognizing the importance of faith/spirituality these partnerships increase the potential for broader community outreach. This session provides examples of the potential of these partnerships to improve community health.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to : 1) Discuss 3 approached to improving community health through faith and health partnerships 2) Describe methods utilized to evaluate these partnerships 3)List three challenges and three opportunites for faith health partnerships
Presider(s):E. Yvonne Lewis, BS
Kimberly M. Coleman, MPH, CHES
Table 1Sustainable, ecological, community-based model for adolescent substance abuse prevention incorporating the promotion of Developmental Assets by the faith-based community *
Beth B Bascom, BS, Rodney J. Bascom, BA, BS, MPH
Table 2A cooperative approach to reaching the faith community with a public health message
Stephen M. Abelman, MBA, Irene Tzeng, Gail Cureton, Constance Hendricks, PhD, RN
Table 3Interfaith perspectives on children's environmental health issues *
Jayne E. Mardock, MTS, Daniel Swartz, MA
Table 4Religious Activities Among Inmates in State and Federal Prisons in the United States
Dhanalakshmi Thirumalai, BHMS, MPH, Joanne Walker Flowers, MPH, PhD, James Anderson, MD, PhD, MPH, Tiejian Wu, MD, PhD
Table 5Building a community of hope: Helping disadvantaged minority teens to look forward to a brighter "tomorrow"
Pendeza Green, BA, Oluwafeyikemi Adesina, BS, Debarati Banerji, BS, Earl Canson, BS, Norma Escobedo, BS, Marie Prosper, BS, Mariana Ritchie, BS, R. Patti Herring, PhD, RN, Susanne B. Montgomery, PhD, MPH, Julie Pham, BS, Heather Diaz, MPH
Table 6Impact of faith on the delivery of a health promotion project
Deidre Griffith, MPH, Elizabeth A. Baker, PhD, Jennifer Strayhorn, BA, M.S. Nanney, MS, RD, Cheryl Kelly, MA, Ellen Barnidge
Table 7Promoting health and faith partnerships with Buddhist temples *
Dorcas Grigg-Saito, MS, Sonith Peou, Bunrith Sath
Table 8Mobilizing African Faith Leaders To Address the HIV/AIDS Pandemic
Pernessa C. Seele, MS, Joyce Moon Howard, DrPH, Erline Belton, MA, V. AnnDenise Brown, DrPH, Samiya A. Bashir
Table 9African Faith Leaders on HIV/AIDS: Their roles, their experiences and the significance of the struggle
V. AnnDenise Brown, DrPH, Joyce Moon Howard, DrPH, Camille Parara, MPH, Pernessa C. Seele, MS, Evatt Mugarura
Table 10Anglican Church in Kenya - Preparing a Program to Address HIV/AIDS
V. AnnDenise Brown, DrPH, Joyce Moon Howard, DrPH, Pernessa C. Seele, MS, Evatt Mugarura
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community
Endorsed by:Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Black Caucus of Health Workers; Community-Based Public Health Caucus; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Nursing

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