4083.0 Improving Health Outcomes for Inner City Children

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 10:30 AM
The connection between the physical and social environments and health outcomes is well documented. However, in a budgetary climate that dictates doing more work with less funding, public health departments are challenged to address issues outside the customary purview of public health. Presenters in this session will demonstrate how they have worked with community groups and retailers and utilized unique technology to expand the reach of their programs. For example, the translation of a national asthma counselor model at the neighborhood level led to development the of not only a web-based asthma case management registry to improve coordination among providers but web based evaluation component. Alternatively, multilingual educational materials are distributed by member hardware and paint retail stores to provide point-of-purchase information on safe work practices and products to small contractors, superintendents, landlords, and "do-it-yourselfers". In this presentation, participants will learn about these and other methods of community training and dissemination of messages.
Session Objectives: Describe two examples of structural change that were achieved to create a trauma informed system of care and identify approaches to creating change in other settings and environments. Articulate the elements of creating multi-faceted service delivery collaborations within communities Describe the benefits and limitations of embedding evaluation in a developing community program.

10:30 AM
Promoting structural change in homeless youth serving agencies to improve trauma treatment
Arlene Schneir, MPH, Leslie Clark, PhD, Susan Rabinovitz and Mona Desai, MPH
10:45 AM
Education and community resource building through the New York City Healthy Homes Hardware Store Campaign
Danielle Greene, DrPH, Janice Kim, MPH, Donna Patris, BS, Flor Camilo, BS and Deborah Nagin, MPH
11:00 AM
East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence: An innovative approach to improved health status for children with poorly controlled asthma
Betty Perez-Rivera, EdD, CHES, Andrew Goodman, MD, Anjali A. Talwalkar, MD, MPH, Wilson Wang, MD, Gretchen Van Wye, PhD, MA, Veronica N. Uzoebo, MS, MA, Roger T. Hayes, MA and Mary Jones
11:15 AM
Developing Tools to Evaluate a Community-Based Asthma Control Program-in-Development in East Harlem
Gretchen Van Wye, PhD, MA, Veronica N. Uzoebo, EdD, MS, MA, Andrew Goodman, MD, Anjali A. Talwalkar, MD, MPH, Wilson Wang, MD, Betty Perez-Rivera, EdD, CHES, Roger T. Hayes, MA, Mary Jones and Terry Marx, MD, MPH
11:30 AM
Thinking holistically, planning strategically: Challenges in developing a public health strategic plan
Maxanne Hatch, MPA, Wendy K. Schiffer, MSPH, Virginia Huang Richman, MPH, Jeffrey D. Gunzenhauser, MD, MPH and Anna Long, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Women's Caucus