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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: The Community as Partner in Health Education
5188.0: Wednesday, December 14, 2005: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
The Community as Partner in Health Education
Involving community members as partners and active participants in health education make take many forms and have many effects in addition to the health outcomes intended by a given program. The speakers in this session will describe programs in which community members were actively involved in planning and developing and will discuss the transformative effects of this involvement on community members. Presentations will also describe challenges in engaging communities to implement "best science" recommendations in the real world.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the transformative changes in community members through participation in community health education programs;
  2. Identify challenges in adapting "best science" to real-world environments; and
  3. Explain the characteristics of community health worker certification and training.
Moderator(s):Carolyn Woodhouse
2:30 PMEvaluating community guide dissemination activities: Findings from state tobacco control workshops
Gretchen M. Simmons, MPH, Lela N. Baughman, MSW
2:48 PMCommunity Health Worker (CHW) certification and training: A national survey  [ Recorded presentation ]
Marlynn May, PhD
3:06 PMVolunteer Health Advisor diabetes support groups: Integrating a community-based strategy to improve health status with an evidence-based clinical improvement initiative  [ Recorded presentation ]
Lisa M. Montuori, RN, MSN, MPH, R. Maude Guerrier, M. Lourdes Georges, Nadine Marsan, Claire Pierre, MD, Laureen Gray, RN, MSN
3:24 PMFrom the inside looking out: Describing transformational changes in community health advisors through photo voice
Susan Mayfield-Johnson, ABD, MPH, CHES
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; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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