4340.0 Mental Health Policy and Public Health Issues

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 4:30 PM
All populations are at-risk for mental health problems. Understanding the mental health risks and needs of various populations can help public health practitioners and researchers appropriately address this inadequately addressed issue. The presentations in this session will focus on the mental health needs of a variety of populations in a range of life stages.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Describe patterns of access to substance abuse treatment by adolescents in Medicaid; 2. Discuss the importance of employing domain-specific measures of sexual self-esteem for investigations of sexual behavior; 3. Define the relationship between HIV disease progression, mental health and partner support; and 4. Assess the feasibility of mental health system performance measures for cases presenting to the Emergency Department.

4:50 PM
Measurement matters: Developing a new scale to assess sexual self-esteem
Erin Bradley, MPH, Ralph DiClemente, PhD and Jessica Sales, PhD

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Organized by: APHA-Student Assembly

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