4055.0 Addressing Health Disparities in Health Education

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 8:30 AM
Disease burden disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minorities. Health education that addresses the needs of these under-served and hard-to-reach populations is central to reducing and eliminating health disparities. This session focuses on various aspects of effective health education to reduce health disparities – from minority recruitment through community-based participatory interventions.
Session Objectives: 1.Identify challenges and methods of accessing, recruiting, and retaining minority participants. 2.Discuss importance of collaborative relationships, including private-public partnerships, in implementing community-based participatory research to address health disparities
Lisa M. Carlson, MPH, CHES

8:30 AM
“Walk Your Heart to Health”: Results From a Participatory Community Assessment, Planning and Pilot Project to Address Health Disparities
Amy J. Schulz, PhD, Barbara A. Israel, DrPH, Sharon Sand, MPP, Sheryl Weir, Deedee D. Varick, LND MPH, Cindy Gamboa, Angela Reyes, MPH, Cecil Poe, PhD and Zachary Rowe
8:45 AM
Development of a Public-Private Partnership Model to Address Health Disparities
Janet Yuen, MPH, Gloria Thornton, MA, LMFT and Kenya Clement, MPH
9:15 AM
BackPack and CLAS-ACT: Eliminating disparities in clinical trials
Garth N. Graham, MD, MPH, Suzanne M. Heurtin-Roberts, PhD, MSW, Guadalupe Pacheco, MSW, Rochelle Rollins, PhD and Armin Weinberg, PhD
9:30 AM
National Cancer Institute Community Network Programs' Innovative Approaches to Reducing Cancer Health Disparities
John Foster-Bey, MPA, MBA, Emmanuel A. Taylor, MSc, DrPH, Kenneth C. Chu, PhD, Leslie Cooper, PhD,MPH,BSN,RN, Tiffani Jeffries and Craig Dearfield, MA

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

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