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Session: Teaching Public Health to the Health Care Professions (organized jointly by VC, CHC, PHC)
4176.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Teaching Public Health to the Health Care Professions (organized jointly by VC, CHC, PHC)
Teaching public health to current and future health care professionals will continue to grow in importance in the upcoming years. Through the development and implementation of public health programs by health care professionals, there can be a significant impact on the overall health of the nation. Innovative teaching programs will be discussed in this session.
Learning Objectives: Following this session, the attendee will be able to: 1. Articulate the importantance in educating professionals about public health, 2. Understand the difficult issues in incorporating public health into clinical practice, and 3. Recognize the challenges and opportunities facing health care professionals in the area of public health.
Moderator(s):Sandra S. Block, OD
12:30 PMCurriculum reform in the health promotion course at a chiropractic college: Are we making progress towards improving clinical relevance?  [ Recorded presentation ]
Cameron Borody, BSc DC FCCSS(C), Hettie Till, MSc, MMedEd, DEd
12:48 PMPutting "healthcare" and "choice" into chiropractic public health education  [ Recorded presentation ]
Lisa Killinger, DC, Irene N. Paulavicius, MA
1:06 PMSightCare: Educating Caregivers about Vision Loss  [ Recorded presentation ]
Cathleen Wirts, MS, Barbara Litke, MA
1:24 PMPublic health approaches in addressing refractive errors  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jerry Vincent, OD MPH
1:42 PMNutritional patterns among eye care patients
Patricia C Heyn, PhD, Rosa Tang, MD, MPH, Mukaila Raji, MD, Steven Owen, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Vision Care Section
Endorsed by:Chiropractic Health Care; Podiatric Health; 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