4267.0 Evidence-Based Public Health Practice

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 2:30 PM
This interesting session will focus on evidence-based public health practice. Presentations will include a discussion of using propensity score methods for estimating the treatment effect of asthma case management, lifestyle interventions and improvement in cardiovascular risk profiles, minimum denominator estimates for public health surveillance, and an assessment of injection practices in India. One session will focus on using GIS to effectively target high-risk dwellings for a lead abatement program.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Evaluate an asthma case management program 2. Understand the benefit of reaching out to non-traditional public health partners for data 3. Describe the components of a lifestyle intervention to decrease cardiovascular disease risk 4. Consider alternatives when small population size limits sensitivity to potential rate differences 5. Describe the methods of rapid cluster sampling design in a large, developing country

2:38 PM
Estimation of treatment effect of asthma case management using propensity score methods
Sylvia J. Brandt, PhD, Sara Gale, MPH and Ira Tager, MD, MPH
2:56 PM
3:14 PM
Lifestyle intervention, behavioral changes, and improvement in cardiovascular risk profiles: California WISEWOMAN Project
Toshi Hayashi, PhD, Maureen Farrell, RN, FNP, MHA, David A. Rocha, BA, Marianne Hernandez, MS and Serra M. Fox, BS
3:32 PM
Assessment of injection practices in India: IndiaCLEN Program Evaluation Network (IPEN) study
Narendra K. Arora, MD, MPH, Ravindra M. Pandey, MSc, PhD, Hemant Kumar, MBBS, MBA, Sanjay Chaturvedi, MD, Reema Devi, MA, Phd, Vivek Adhish, MD and Sunil Kumar Agarwal, MBBS

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, School Health Education and Services

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