4377.0 Engaging Communities to Address Health Behaviors

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 4:30 PM
The focus of presentations in this session will be utilizing the community to address specific health behaviors. Examples will include am asthma education program targeting Latinos, the use of community partnerships to develop programs in the workplace, and tools to provide communities with outcomes of the programs. In addition, an example using technology to communicate change within a community will be presented.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe specific examples of community partnerships to address specific health behaviors in a variety of settings 2. Discuss ways to share research and evaluation data with communities.

4:45 PM
Communities Empowered: Capacity Building Assistance at Work
Maralis B. Mercado, MPH and Candace K. Webb, MPH, CHES
5:00 PM
Returning research findings to the community: Approaches for enhancing meaning and relevance
Delores Pluto, PhD, Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES, Olga Ogoussan, Larcennia R. Simpson, MAT and Ruby Fore Drayton, MBA, CSPP, LPN
5:15 PM
Improvement in asthma knowledge among Latino families enrolled in a bilingual community-based asthma program: The Children's RESPIRA Education Program
Christopher P. Tuohy, Barbara M. Suarez, MD, Stanley H. Weiss, MD, FACP, FACE, Daniel M. Rosenblum, PhD and Evelyn Montalvo Stanton, MD
5:30 PM

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

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