185459 Health as a Civil Right: Creating a Community of Practice

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM

Helena M. VonVille, MLS, MPH , University of Texas-School of Public Health, Houston, TX
This presentation is the first of three presentations that will reveal how the CHPPD section of APHA developed a series of distance-based learning activities designed to create a "Community of Practice" around Health as a Civil Right.

It will be followed by a second session which will explore the main areas of agreement among participants; followed by a third presentation that will delineate the main areas of contention.

Learning Objectives:
Participants in this session will be able to discuss how an APHA section designed and implemented a technology-driven means of creating a community of practice. Participants will be able to discuss the increasing use of emerging technology such as blogs and webinars as a means to distribute and share information. Participants will be able to analyze the use of technology in creating a community of practice. Participants will be able to discuss the historical perspective of health care as a civil right in the United States and how individual communities may create health care without borders.

Keywords: Community Health Assessment, Health Law

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I participated in the planning and organizing of this section activity.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.