4330.0 Role of Non-Professionals in Promoting Health

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 4:30 PM
Research has shown that health promotion programs can be well-received and effective when delivered by non professionals. Lay health educators/advisors, peer education, and parent-based interventions have been successfully implemented across a variety of health behaviors. Health educators have a responsibility to assure quality training and preparation of such programs delivered by those outside of health education. Several projects highlighting similar health education programs utilizing non professionals will be discussed during this session.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, the participant will be able to: (1) Summarize the key components and findings of a LHE model intended to improve asthma management among inner-city children; (2) Describe the services that a Patient Navigator can provide to a patient from an underserved group to improve the patientís quality of care and outcomes; (3) Develop strategies for continuing youth recruitment, enrollment, and maintenance in healthy lifestyle programming.

4:45 PM
Comparison of mothers' motivation to prevent preschool childhood obesity across four ethnic groups
Michelle C. Bucci, MA, Elizabeth Lloyd McGarvey, EdD and Ruth Gaare Berheim, JD, MPH
5:00 PM
Use of Lay Health Educators to Improve Asthma Management Among African American Children: Findings from a Pilot Study in Chicago
Helen Margellos-Anast, MPH, Gloria Seals, Melissa A. Gutierrez, MS and Steven Whitman, PhD
5:15 PM
Utilizing telephone interviewers as counselors: Lessons learned from a smoking reduction study
Bridget Gaglio, MPH, Tammy L. Smith, Erica Ferro, MA and Russell E. Glasgow, PhD

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA

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