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.

2:30 PM
Internet access among low-income WIC populations
Robert J. Bensley, PhD, John J. Brusk, MPH, Judith V. Anderson, DrPH, RD, Susan Babl, RD, CD, Jason Rivas, MPA, Laurie Berant, MS, RD and Nelda Mercer, MS, RD, FADA
2:45 PM
Alive! (A Lifestyle Intervention Via Email): An effective tailored intervention for diet and physical activity
Gladys Block, PhD, Barbara Sternfeld, PhD, Clifford H. Block, PhD, Torin Block, BA and Jean Norris, DrPH
3:15 PM
Are urban barbershops enrolled in The Prostate Net's Barbershop Initiative successfully reaching and educating minority patrons about prostate cancer?
Stanley H. Weiss, MD, FACP, FACE, Daniel M. Rosenblum, PhD, Punam J. Parikh, MPH and Virgil H. Simons, MBA
3:30 PM
GIS, Data Democratization, and Public Health
Mark Carrozza, MA, Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH, Robert Phillips, MD, MPH and Shiloh K. Turner, MPA

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Epidemiology, Community-Based Public Health Caucus