4378.0 Using the Web to Enhance Health Education Programs

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 4:30 PM
Web-based technology is a promising forum to influence changes in health behaviors and to promote evidence-based practice. This session will present strategies to utilize the web in address weight loss among employees at a community college, smoking among adolescent girls, and low literacy among adults. This session will also highlight the use of web-based technology to provide feedback to grantees submitting reports or success stories and in promoting evidenced-based public health practice.
Session Objectives: 1. Understand the process of developing web based technology in promoting evidenced-based public health practice. 2. Describe health initiatives utilizing the web to address health behaviors.

4:30 PM
Weight Loss Results of Web-based Program and Cash Incentives on Wt. Loss among Employees in 17 Community Colleges
Laura Linnan, ScD, Deborah Tate, PhD, Eric Finkelstein, PhD, MHA, Ziya Gizlice, PhD and Kant Bangdiwala, PhD
4:45 PM
Advancing evidence-based practice through web-based technology
Kelly L. Nordby, MPH, RD, Avia G. Mainor, BS, Janice Sommers, MPH and Charlene Sanders, MPH, RD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion

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