3107.0 Policy and Advocacy: Partnerships for Better Healthcare and Wellness

Monday, November 5, 2007: 10:30 AM
Oral
This session will review advocacy efforts focusing on improving healthcare and wellness through community coalition, effective partnerships, and public health policy.
Session Objectives: Identify effective community partnerships. Improve health through community coalition. Describe how organizations, coalitions, and advocacy groups can achieve a policy agenda and build momentum for environmental change through coordinated efforts.
Organizer:
Cherie R. Forsha, RN, MSN/MPH, CNS
Moderator:

10:30 AM
Building a policy roadmap for partners to advance organizational practice change and public policy for healthy eating and active living
Larry Cohen, MSW, Leslie Mikkelson, RD, MPH, Virginia Lee, MPH, CHES, Jamila Edwards, MPP, Janani Srikantharajah, BA and Jesse Appelman, BA
10:50 AM
Community voices: A photo documentary of health disparities in Roxbury
Elmer Freeman, MSW, Katherine Rushfirth, Beverley Russell, PhD and Jonathan Ringer
11:10 AM
Empowering community-based organizations to replicate beauty salon based health initiatives
Ruth C. Browne, ScD, Necole Brown, BA, Ernestine Delmoor, MPH, Nicole A. Vaughn, PhD, Laura Gonzalez, MS, Paul Randleman, Shirley Randleman, BS, Jack Lewis, MSW, LCSW, Rita Lourie, MSN, MPH, RN, Humberto Brown, MA, Marilyn A. Fraser-White, MD, Tonya Samuel, MSPH and Gwen Foster, MPH
11:30 AM
A New Approach for Working with Faith-Based Organizations: The ISIS Project
Anafidelia Tavares, MD, MPH, Joyce Moon-Howard, MPH, Dr PH, Camille Parara, MPH and Pernessa Seele, MS

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Black Caucus of Health Workers
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Socialist Caucus, HIV/AIDS, Health Administration, Community Health Workers SPIG, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Community-Based Public Health Caucus

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