5196.0 Mobilizing for Change and Improved Health

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 2:30 PM
Resources through which to promote the health of the public are inherently limited. A pressing question is: How can we maximize the population health impact of the resources at our disposal? Contemporary ecological theories of population health provide a useful lens through which to examine this question. In this section frameworks based on contemporary ecological models of health that link population health, and population health behavior, to the attributes of the people in the population (as individuals, as social networks, and as communities or populations) and to the attributes of the places, or environments, in which those people live will be discussed in regards to several pertinent health issues.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, the participant will be able to: (1) Understand the steps in the mobilization process; (2) Describe the people-related and place-related factors that influence population health behavior and population health; (3) Discuss lessons learned regarding sustainability; (4) Describe national trends in disaster preparedness behaviors.

2:30 PM
Tri Community a & I Project
Rick Gamble, Algia Hickenbotham, MEd, RN,BC, Angela Vassallo, MPH and Pam Patterson, RN, BSN
2:45 PM
A "people and places" framework for public health planning and action
Ed Maibach, PhD, MPH, Lorien Abroms, ScD and Mark Marosits, MHA
3:00 PM
A regional model for organizing and sustaining community-based coalitions
Richard Crespo, PhD and Molly Shrewsberry, MPH, MS, CHES
3:30 PM
Redefining health behaviors to include disaster preparedness
Deborah Glik, ScD, Sheila Murphy, PhD, Michael Cody, PhD, Alfonso Ang, PhD and Kelly Carmeli, MS

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