In this Section
4253.0 Innovations in Health Promotion
Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 2:30 PM
This section includes presentations examining various aspects regarding innovations in health promotion. Presentations will discuss computer and internet access issues among WIC participants; an automated intervention program designed to move people toward more healthful diet and physical activity; a web-based intervention to motivate individuals to practice regular breast and testicular self-examinations; a collaboration with local medical centers and barbersí as front-line prostate cancer educators; and a community health data portal that can be used to create maps and tabular data of health at the local level.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, the participant will be able to: (1) Understand the role of technology in tailoring health behavior change messages; (2) Recognize the ease and efficacy of designing a Web-based intervention directed towards health behavior change; (3) Describe the importance and utility of comparing characteristics of respondent populations to demographic and epidemiologic data to assess how representative the respondents are of the local population; (4) Discuss the importance and value of GIS and data democratization strategies for public health.
Mary Hrywna, MPH
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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
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