3151.0 Public Health Education Beyond Borders

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:30 AM
Diverse priority populations face health disparities when it comes to healthy lifestyle, for example, tobacco, nutrition and physical activity. However, priority populations face additional disparities in funding, health promotion resources and support for building community capacity and leadership. Participants will gain insights that will provide a foundation to build ideas and ways to address specific issues among Latino communities relating to research, practice, education, and policy endeavors.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify strategies for involving and collaborating with community members to bring health education information and community resources to medically underserved communities. 2. Describe a model to develop national partnerships that can help build local community networks to reduce disparities in access to health care information and services.

10:30 AM
Confronting the diabetes disparity: A look at best practices in the Texas-Mexico border region
Rebecca Wehrly, Nelda Mier, PhD, Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH, John Prochaska, MPH, Kerrie Hora, MS, Monica L. Wendel, DrPH, MA and Julie Ann St. John, MA, MPH
11:00 AM
Photovoice across borders: Applying the photovoice method in US and Brazilian settings
Carolyn García, PhD, MPH, RN, Robert W. Strack, PhD, MBA and Marcelos Medeiros, PhD
11:30 AM

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers SPIG, Latino Caucus, School Health Education and Services

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