5078.0 Politics and Health Promotion are Local

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 8:30 AM
This session describes state and local level policy research and initiatives for health promotion. State and local level policies, as well as collaboration between representatives from multiple stakeholder groups, have the potential to dramatically impact the health of citizens. Included in this session are discussions on defining a clearer picture of the health status of citizens, providing insight into what resources are available to low-income, uninsured men with prostate cancer in California, identifying state policies on restricting access to tanning beds for minors to prevent the consequences of long-term exposure to ultraviolet rays, and strategies to increase the use of a state tobacco use quitline by people with chronic diseases.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, the participant will be able to: (1) Understand how a multi-stakeholder group can drive public perception of public health issues and affect policy development; (2) Identify a model for refining the public health policy message for business leaders, politicians, and the general public including health and social indicators, cost burden of disease and allocated prevention funding; (3) Participants will be able to discuss use of GIS mapping as an advocacy tool.
Saleh M. M. Rahman, MD, PhD, MPH

9:00 AM
State policy efforts to restrict minors' access to tanning facilities
Regina el Arculli, MA, Lisa Lineberger and Linnea Laestadius

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

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