4329.0 Advocacy for the Public's Health

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 4:30 PM
This session will describe how to translate community-based participatory research into advocacy strategies. The use of technical assistance to promote policy change and community mobilization in other communities will also be described.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, the participant will be able to: (1) discuss characteristics of coalition functioning that lead to success in achieving policy change. (2) List four resources for community members seeking to change local policies. (3) Discuss how changes in technology such as GIS have affected TA delivered to community groups.
Libby Howze, ScD, CHES

4:45 PM
Policy change as a result of community coalitions
Noreen Clark, PhD, Amy R. Friedman, MPH and Laurie Lachance, PhD
5:30 PM
Community-based strategy for improving asthma management and outcomes for preschoolers
Sally E. Findley, PhD, Gloria Thomas, Maria Molina and Sreelata Kintala

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion

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