3353.0 Health Education Policy Initiatives

Monday, October 27, 2008: 2:30 PM
There are new public health policies being developed and enacted across the country to improve the publicís health dealing with such problems as the high rates of obesity and chronic disease prevention. Public health scholars are increasingly documenting and analyzing the value of integrating policy advocacy into the work of community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnerships. It is of primary interest that researchers attempt to determine whether these initiatives and policy changes are having a significant impact on society as well as the barriers to their implementation.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, the participant will be able to: (1) List key strategic measures that allow practitioners of CBPR to evaluate their partnership capacity to engage in successful policy change interventions (2) Identify opportunities to leverage and expand existing relationships to effect environmental and/or policy change
Jennifer Cremeens, PhD, MSPH

2:45 PM
Public Health Departments: Changing Nutrition Policies and Environments
Sally Lawrence Bullock, MPH, Maria Boyle, MS, RD, Krista Stiffler, MPH and Sarah Samuels, DrPH
3:00 PM
Differences in response to obesity prevention and control activities by weight status: Data from the evaluation of Arkansas Act 1220
Martha M. Phillips, PhD, MPH, MBA, Amanda Philyaw Perez, MPH, James M. Raczynski, PhD, LeaVonne Pulley, PhD, Delia West, PhD, Zoran Bursac, PhD, C. Heath Gauss, MS and Jada Walker, MEd
3:15 PM
Building strategic capacity for community-partnered policy change to achieve health equity in Detroit
Shawn D. Kimmel, PhD, Ricardo Guzman, MSW, MPH, Barbara A. Israel, DrPH, Edith Kieffer, PhD, Richard Lichtenstein, PhD, Robert McGranaghan, MPH, Gloria Palmisano, BS, MA, Edith Parker, DrPH, Angela Reyes, MPH, Zachary Rowe, Amy J. Schulz, PhD, Michael Spencer, PhD and Donele Wilkins

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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