3246.0 Working Together to Improve Health

Monday, November 5, 2007: 12:30 PM
These presentations in this session will be conducted in roundtable format. Topics in this session will discuss ways health educators and other health professionals can work together to address health issues. Some topics in this session include using technology to address violence against women, moral justification for HPV vaccination programs in adolescent girls, and the co-occurrence of health behaviors in African American and Latino populations. This session will also include roundtable discussions on the effectiveness of cancer support groups, sun safety, and music preference and sexual experience in adolescents. MRSA among athletes, an intervention to address girls’ self esteem, and the depiction of health, race, and gender in health dramas will also be topics of discussion.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, the participant will be able to: (1) Have a better understanding of the types of online support services accessed by cancer patients, and the common themes broached and functions utilized within these forums; (2) Learn how audience members view patient provider interactions on televised programs; (3) Describe differences in the co-occurrence of health behaviors among ethnically diverse men.

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Co-occurrence of health behaviors among African-American and Latino men
Guadalupe Ayala, PhD, MPH, India J. Ornelas, MPH, Jan Dodds, EdD, Elvira Mebane, Earl Horton, BS, Jaime Montaño, Scott Rhodes, PhD, MPH, CHES, Jim Arnell, PhD, Janelle Armstrong and Eugenia Eng, MPH, DrPH
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MRSA Among Athletes: A Comprehensive Prevention Program
Ruth L. Carrico, PhD, Tiffany Cross, MPH, Matthew Zahn, MD, Richard Miller, PhD, Shauna Weis, MS, Jonathan Carrico, BS and Andrew S. LaJoie, PhD, MSPH
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Girls Time Out: A girls self-esteem group
Paige E. Johnson, MSN, CRNP and Jennifer M. Katzen, LCSW-C
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Grey's Anatomy: Examining the intersection of health, race, and gender in popular health dramas
Monica B. Scales, MA, ABD, Christopher Groscurth, MA, ABD, Susan Chang, PhD and Elisabeth Bigsby, MA
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California sun sense study: An intervention to improve sun safe behavior
Magda Shaheen, MD, PhD, MPH, Alice Glasser, MD and Roshan Bastani, PhD

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, Ethics

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