5171.0 Disease Management Models and Impact on Health Status

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 2:30 PM
This workshop will include discussions on a study focused on a new protocol for the treatment of malaria in Tanzania and the residentsí awareness and acceptability of this new therapy. The session will also engage discussion on the role of social capital in chronic disease management, focusing on the relationship between community connection/linkages, cultural intelligence and quality. Further, a student presenter will highlight her study which compared organizational capacity for chronic disease prevention across regions and type of organization. This was the first national survey of all 212 organizations in Canada with mandates for chronic disease prevention.
Session Objectives: Participants should be able to: Develop ways to include community engagement in new treatment protocols and to assess the effectiveness of policies promoting new malaria treatment protocols. Discuss how community connection/linkages and cultural intelligence can be garnered by providers via internal social networks.
Polly S. Turner, DRPh, MPH

2:30 PM
Organizational capacity for chronic disease prevention in the Canadian public health system: Results of a national survey
Nancy Hanusaik, MSc, Jennifer O'Loughlin, PhD, Natalie Kishchuk, PhD, Gilles Paradis, MD, MSc, Dexter Harvey, PED and Roy Cameron, PhD
3:20 PM
Public Health Challenges for Implementing Malaria Treatment Policy Changes: A Pilot Study in Temeke District, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Donath Tarimo, PhD, MD, M. T. Leshabari, PHD, Andrea Shelton, PHD, Andrew James, PHD, Sheryl A. McCurdy, PhD and Gregory H. Maddox, PhD

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Organized by: Health Administration
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Community Health Workers SPIG

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

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