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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Understanding and Mobilizing Communities and Coalitions
3381.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Understanding and Mobilizing Communities and Coalitions
Coalitions have been established to address many public health problems, but questions remain about which processes truly advance coalition development and what components enable coalitions to be effective. The speakers in this presentation will outline theoretical frameworks that can be used to understand community coalitions. Presentations will also describe interventions and programs that have relied upon community mobilization and coalition development to succeed. The session will include discussion of the implications of coalitions for health promotion practice.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify the components of Community Coalition Action Theory and the Participatory Action Research approach;
  2. Describe strategies for community mobilization; and
  3. Define elements of coalitions that are necessary to move from initial formation to outcomes.
Moderator(s):Edwin B. Fisher, PhD
4:30 PMCommunity Coalition Action Theory: Putting the horse before the cart  [ Recorded presentation ]
Frances D. Butterfoss, PhD, Michelle C. Kegler, DrPH
4:48 PMDefining the elements of success: A critical pathway model of injury prevention coalitions  [ Recorded presentation ]
Laura M. Hall, MS, Carol L. Ireson, PhD, Genia McKee, BA, Svetla Slavova, MS, Mirela Ungureanu, Kathy Adams, BSN
5:06 PMMobilizing community resources for health education: The Oregon Meth Watch program  [ Recorded presentation ]
Nicole Baker-Wagner, MPH, Sherril B. Gelmon, DrPH, Jennifer Martin, JD, Kaleen Deatherage
5:24 PMPrevention of non-communicable diseases in an urban setting in South Africa: A community-based participatory action research project  [ Recorded presentation ]
Hazel Bradley, BPharm, MPH, Thandi Puoane, Dr PH, Lungiswa Tsolekile, BSc, Jabu Zulu
5:42 PMBuilding organizational capacity to support early childhood development--- The role of community mobilization: Findings from a multi-site evaluation of Early Head Start  [ Recorded presentation ]
Ann Zukoski, DrPH MPH, Tisa Fontaine Hill, MPH, Sharon Rosenkoetter, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by:Community Health Workers SPIG; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA