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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Health Care and Health Promotion for Special Populations
5133.0: Wednesday, December 14, 2005: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Health Care and Health Promotion for Special Populations
Within the general public, certain populations have specific needs that should drive the development of health promotion activities designed to reach them. The speakers in this session will discuss the implications of health literacy for health education, the importance of cultural competence and its reciprocal nature, and describe interventions designed to address specific audiences with specific health promotion messages.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  1. Define cultural competence as a reciprocal process comprising both consumer and provider cultural competence;
  2. Describe the principles of health literacy; and
  3. Explain the implications of cultural, racial and/or socioeconomic factors for health promotion programs to address chronic disease prevention and cancer screening.
Moderator(s):Henry Montes, MPH
12:30 PMConsumer cultural competence in health care settings  [ Recorded presentation ]
Monica Scherer Rhodes, MPH, Virginia Warren, RN, MPH, Beverly Troiano, MEd
12:48 PMDiffusion of a chronic disease self-management program in rural communities  [ Recorded presentation ]
Marie R. Gravely, MA, RD, LD, CDE, Richard Crespo, PhD, Sally Hurst, BA
1:06 PMPromoting the Body & Soul program: Lessons learned from the nationwide dissemination of a health promotion program for African American churches  [ Recorded presentation ]
Alexis M. Williams, MPH, CHES, Lorelei DiSogra, EdD, RD
1:24 PMChallenges of recruiting lower education focus group participants to discuss colorectal cancer screening barriers  [ Recorded presentation ]
Anne L. Dorwaldt, MA, Berta M. Geller, EdD, Michelle K. McGee, BS, Greg S. Dana, MPA
1:42 PMColorectal cancer screening interventions in the healthcare setting designed for low literacy populations  [ Recorded presentation ]
Berta M. Geller, EdD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Public Health Education and Health Promotion
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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