3058.0 Advocating for Health Education Issues

Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
Nurturing and developing talented young people is critical to build public health professionals prepared to address global health issues and foster practices that protect minority populations entering new environments. Teaching about advocacy is a relatively new pedagogical imperative. Increasing involvement, knowledge of public policy formation, and removing perceived barriers to advocacy is vital to the future of public health.
Session Objectives: 1.Participants will be able to discuss a variety of public policy advocacy strategies appropriate for public health professionals. 2.Participants will be able to identify tactics to attract and enhance interest of high school students to engage in public health advocacy and research.

8:30 AM
Health commissioners' involvement in public policy
Amy J. Thompson, Ph D, Debra Boardley, PhD, Dianne L. Kerr, PhD, Tiffany Green, BS and Melissa Jenkins, BA
8:45 AM
Future is Now: Students' Attitudes toward and Beliefs in the Importance of Health Education Advocacy
Susan M. Radius, PhD, CHES, Marlene K. Tappe, PhD, CHES and Regina A. Galer-Unti, PhD, CHES
9:30 AM
Through their eyes: A community's perception of injection drug users and subsequent harm reduction strategies
Amy Louise Binggeli, DrPH, RD,CHES, Margarita Luz Zertuche, MA and Sabina Lily Laveaga, BA

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: School Health Education and Services

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