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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Exploring Health Disparities
3219.0: Monday, December 12, 2005: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Exploring Health Disparities
Disparities in health outcomes create important challenges for health promotion. The speakers in this session will discuss various programs that address health disparities and involve communities in preventive strategies. Individual presentations will describe interventions to improve health literacy, teach evidence-based approaches and prevent chronic diseases.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the link between health literacy and health outcomes;
  2. Identify interventions that address disparities in birth outcomes and other health outcomes; and
  3. Discuss factors that influence the effectiveness of health promotion activities to address disparities in the community.
Moderator(s):Barbara Giloth, DrPH, CHES
12:30 PMExpecting the Best: Formative evaluation of a health education and English instruction program for adult English language learners
Sandra J. Diehl, MPH, Merry-K. Moos, RN, FNP, MPH, Carrie Fesperman, BID, Katie J. Waters
12:48 PMA Preventive Approach to Improving Community Health and Reducing Disparities  [ Recorded presentation ]
Rachel Davis, MSW, Larry Cohen, MSW, Diane Aranda, MPA, Danice Cook, BA
1:06 PMExploring health disparities: An online, problem-space format  [ Recorded presentation ]
Genevieve M. Werner, BA, Karen Peters, DrPH, Eric Henley, MD, MPH
1:24 PMEvidence-based public health and disparities in birth outcomes: A web-based course  [ Recorded presentation ]
Daniel P. Feinberg, M Ed, Edward Skawinski, MEd, Priti R. Irani, MS, Michael Medvesky, MPH, Cate Bohn, MPH, Christopher Maylahn, MPH, Anne Radigan, BS
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Academic Public Health Caucus; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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