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Session: A Community-City-University Collaboration for Healthy Public Housing
3327.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
A Community-City-University Collaboration for Healthy Public Housing
This session will cover the development of and research outcomes and policy recommendations from the Boston-based Healthy Public Housing Initiative. The HPHI is in its 3rd year and has completed focus groups, a cross-sectional survey, an energy pilot study and an asthma intervention study in three public housing developments. Work on policy recommendations has begun. Experience and data from all of these aspects of the project will be presented. The session will emphasize the potential for community-based participatory research to produce both immediate benefits to the affected community and to produce findings that influence policy directly
Learning Objectives: 1 To understand the broad scope of this research project, from collaboration, to methods, to data gathering and analysis, to policy outcomes. 2)To be able to discuss the challenges with studying housing and health and to be able to state at least 2 ways to address them. 3)To be able to describe the data outcomes from the study. 4)To be able to discuss the role of community and city partners in the research study. 5)To be able to state agreement with or disagreement with the policy recommendations emerging from the study.
Organizer(s):Doug Brugge, PhD, MS
4:30 PMBowling together: Tools for bridging the town-gown gap in Healthy Public Housing Initiative  [ Recorded presentation ]
Edna Rivera Carrasco, BS, Mary E. Russell, MPH, Theresa Kane, BA, Laura Bradeen, Mae Bradley, BA
4:45 PMPossible health benefits to energy savings in public housing  [ Recorded presentation ]
Doug Brugge, PhD, MS, Bindu Panikkar, John Snell, Steve Melly, MA, Beatriz Vinas
5:00 PMLeaks, Moisture and Mold in two US public housing developments and associated building-related symptoms
L. Kristen Welker-Hood, MSN RN, ScD (c), H. Patricia Hynes, MA, MS, Timothy Heeren, PhD, John Snell, Daniel Helmes, BS, Doug Brugge, PhD, MS
5:15 PMEvaluating the effectiveness of Integrated Pest Management in reducing pesticide exposures in select Boston public housing developments
Rhona Patricia Julien, MS, Gary Adamkiewicz, PhD, John Spengler, ScD, Jonathan Levy, ScD, Deborah Bennett, PhD
5:30 PMPolicy Recommendations from the Healthy Public Housing Initiative
H. Patricia Hynes, MA, MS
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by:Black Caucus of Health Workers; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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