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Session: Linking Health Disparities and Environmental Justice: Promoting Community/Public Health Partnerships
4107.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Linking Health Disparities and Environmental Justice: Promoting Community/Public Health Partnerships
There is increasing evidence that a disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality exists within communities of color who are exposed to environmental hazards. Eliminating health disparities requires that all stakeholders work together for the mutual benefit of impacted communities, researchers and governmental officials. Collaborative partnerships between communities, public health researchers are increasingly being promoted to ensure that research and programs are relevant meaningful to the community and culturally appropriate. How community is defined, how community representation is achieved and how to engage community members in meaningful roles are major challenges faced when striving to build healthy communities through environmental justice. This session will explore challenging issues outlined in case studies of participatory community efforts that address health disparities and environmental quality along with recommendations for further federal support of these efforts.
Learning Objectives: Methods and models, examples, challenges and barriers, benefits, why is there a need.
Moderator(s):Richard Moore
12:30 PMBuilding community/public health partnerships for environmental justice  [ Recorded presentation ]
Pam Tau Lee
12:50 PMNational Black Environmental Justice Network: Opportunities for community-public health partnerships
Damu Smith
1:10 PMCommunity based participatory research to address environmental justice in Detroit, Michigan  [ Recorded presentation ]
Donele J. Wilkins, AS
1:30 PMA collaborative model to address environmental justice and health disparities in Indian County  [ Recorded presentation ]
Tom Goldtooth
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:APHA
Endorsed by:American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus; Health Administration; Public Health Education and Health Promotion
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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