4063.0 Health Promotion and Young Adults

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 8:30 AM
Young adults are especially vulnerable to a variety of risky behaviors. In this session, discussions will relate to health promotion strategies among young adults, including motivating adolescents for physical activity, alcohol consumption and protective factors as a predictor of school performance, the culture or preparedness for disasters among college students, and news coverage surrounding parent strategies to address college drinking.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, the participant will be able to: 1. Discuss the unique situation of college students and disaster preparedness 2. Discuss the reasons why adolescents should turn to our innovative and entertaining health education programs. 3. Recognize the relationship between alcohol consumption, protective behavioral strategies and academic performance among a population of college students.

8:30 AM
Assessing College Students and Culture of Preparedness for Disasters
Judith E. Taylor, EdD, Mary A. Glascoff, EdD and Charles Matthew Cox, BS
8:45 AM
Music Celebrities, Multimedia, and Health Education for Adolescents
Benjamin H. Levy III and Elizabeth J. Levy, MPH, CHES
9:00 AM
Where are the parents?: Newspaper coverage of parent strategies to address college drinking (1997-2006)
Natoshia M. Askelson, MPH, PhD, Shelly Campo, PhD, Teresa Mastin, PhD and Mary Slonske
9:15 AM
Motivating adolescents to be physically active: After-school program providers' perceptions of gender and class constraints
Tracy R. Nichols, PhD, Amanda S. Birnbaum, PhD, MPH, Sara Birnel and Madhuvanti Mahadeo, DrPH
9:30 AM
Alcohol consumption and protective behavioral strategies as predictors of school performance among college students
Ryan J. Martin, PhD, Renée. Umstattd, PhD, CHES, Stuart Usdan, PhD, Jennifer Cremeens, MS, Laura L. Talbott, PhD, CHES and Marilyn Gardner, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, HIV/AIDS

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