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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Current Issues in Health Education and Health Promotion
3053.1: Monday, December 12, 2005: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Current Issues in Health Education and Health Promotion
A wide variety of challenges and opportunities face health education and health promotion today. The presenters in this roundtable session will discuss many of these issues, including interventions and projects based on the use of technology, especially the Web. In addition, speakers will discuss the importance of pets in health promotion, strategies for developing future health promotion leaders, and programs addressing breastfeeding and a study of bioterrorism funding. Throughout this roundtable session, speakers will address the implications for health education practice of these current issues.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe current challenges facing health educators;
  2. Discuss uses of technology, including the Web, in health promotion interventions; and
  3. Identify strategies for developing public health leaders.
Moderator(s):Nandi Troutman, MPH Candidate
Table 1Strategies to Implement a National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign at the Local Level- Exploring the O.U.T. Model
Felicia Washington, CHES, MPH, Nathalie A. Bartle, EdD, Lila Slovak
Table 2A comparison of publication and funding patterns regarding bioterrorism to patterns following previous sentinel events
Marcus A. Banks, MLIS
Table 3Pets and health: Assessing provider's attitudes on the human-animal bond and its implications as a complementary health intervention
Belinda Wong, MPH
Table 4Making Positive Choices: Helping college students make healthier decisions
Sean Webb, Yolanda G. Martinez-Langford, EdPhD, PhD, Larry Williams, MS, Jennifer L. Howell, BS
Table 5Developing Future Leaders in Local Public Health Through Innovation
Darren Collins, Ariane Reeves
Table 6Responding to public queries for health care information Consolidating program content
Richard G. Verrill, MPA, PMP, Patricia President
Table 7Application of a mix-method approach in evaluation of health-related web sites
Izabella Zandberg, PhD, Nancy Speicher, Jennifer Crafts, PhD
Table 8Youth radio: Documenting the public health impact of radio programs involving teenagers
Deborah S. Edelman, DrPH
Table 9Using telehealth technologies for education and chronic disease management in public and community health clinics
Susan Dimmick, PhD, Karen Fox, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by:Chiropractic Health Care; Socialist Caucus

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