4057.0 Innovative Approaches to Health Education

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 8:30 AM
Providing effective health education -- a crucial component of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention – is a challenging task in today’s world where people are bombarded with health information from a variety of sources. This session highlights novel approaches to health education to reach divergent populations (youth, elderly, minority, low health literacy) on a variety of health behaviors and outcomes.
Session Objectives: 1.Compare and contrast strategies for and effectiveness of reaching various populations through different media. 2.Discuss role and use of technology in providing health education.
Theresa K. Jackson, PhD, MPH

8:45 AM
HealthyTV: Using technology to create on demand health education
Melissa C. Lovell, MPH and Stacey C. Cunningham, MS
9:15 AM
An Experience Using a Fotonovela for Health Education on Environmental Aspects of Obesity Prevention
Helda L. Pinzon-Perez, PhD, CHES, RN and Genoveva Islas-Hooker, MPH
9:30 AM
Live Healthy America: A web-based health promotion program
Roxane R. Joens-Matre, PhD, Troy Vincent and Tim Lane, MA

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, School Health Education and Services

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