3448.0 Mobilizing the Community for Health Improvement

Monday, November 5, 2007: 8:30 PM
The Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) process is a conceptual orientation to research in which community members are viewed as valued and respected partners in each research phase. This section will include successes and challenges faced during CBPR projects and present strategies to utilize during the initial phases of a CBPR project to improve community sustainability. This section will also describe a worksite project to help employees make better decisions about their health and health care; describe the facilitators and inhibitors of partnering with faith-based organizations in addressing HIV/AIDS with youth in Ghana; discuss U.S. federal sexual education funding; and describe a health promotion program for a prison population.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, the participant will be able to:(1) Discuss cultural, political, socioeconomic and funding challenges when integrating Community Based Participatory Research; (2) Describe successes and challenges of implementing a model of academic-correctional collaboration to improve the quality of health and healthcare delivery; (3) Assess the need for change of federal abstinence only funding regulations; (4) Understand the public health benefit of a well-educated employee.

8:30 PM
9:15 PM

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Community-Based Public Health Caucus

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