4064.0 Making a Difference in Public Health through Politics

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 8:30 AM
The purpose of this session is to present various strategies for impacting public health through politics. Papers will consider the role of health professonals in the development of national policies that address chemical safety and asbestos-related disease; the Nurses in Action Model and its impact on state public health policy; value-laden policy advocacy and its concomitant risks and rewards; and public health nursing roles in health policy development. The session will provide significant information for nurses and other public health professionals in practice, education, and research.
Session Objectives: 1.Identify the role of nursing in achieving national policies that address hazards, testing, regulation, and incentives for safer chemical alternatives. 2.Analyze three public health policy frameworks consistent with the challenges inherent in asbestos-related disease (ARD). 3.Analyze the Nurses in Action Program Model to impact state public health policy. 4.Describe the risks and rewards of value-laden policy advocacy 5.Describe how PHNs develop their roles in health policy development
Cheryl Robertson, PhD, RN

8:30 AM
Chemicals Policy, Politics and Public Health
L. Kristen Welker-Hood, RN DSc, Holly Carpenter, RN BSN and Anna Gilmore-Hall, RN, BUS CAE
8:45 AM
Asbestos-related disease: In search of rural public health policy frameworks to address a slow-motion environmental event
Sandra W. Kuntz, PhD, APRN, BC, Charlene A. Winters, DNSc, APRN, BC, Wade G. Hill, PhD, APRN, BC, Clarann Weinert, SC,PhD,RN, FAAN, Kimberly Rowse, RN, Tanis Hernandez, MSW and Brad Black, MD
9:15 AM

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Maternal and Child Health

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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