4347.0 Evaluating Community Partnerships

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 4:30 PM
Community partnerships and coalitions can have great influence in driving the development of new health policies, advocacy and programs. In order to optimize this potential, changes and programs based on these partnerships should be innovatively evaluated. Presenters will draw upon examples from their own work to elaborate on the benefits, challenges and results of involving community partners in advocacy and structural changes.
Session Objectives: 1) Discuss the rationale for involving community residents in public health advocacy aimed at structural change. 2) Discuss the importance of collaboration between the public and private sectors to improve knowledge about the effectiveness of health promotion programs. 3) Describe strategies for assessing policy and systems changes achieved through collaborative community efforts. 4) Learn about recommended strategies to implement and support health disparity programs in minority and disadvantaged communities.

4:30 PM
Communities working in partnership: Building capacity for public health advocacy
Barbara A. Israel, DrPH, Robert McGranaghan, MPH, Chris M. Coombe, PhD, MPH, Rebecca Flournoy, MPH, Rebecca Cheezum, MPH, Sonya Grant Pierson, MSW, Richard Lichtenstein, PhD, Edith Parker, DrPH, Angela Reyes, MPH, William Ridella, MPH, Amy J. Schulz, PhD and Donele Wilkins
4:45 PM
A conceptual framework for the evaluation of health improvements programs
Jeanette May, PhD, Jennifer Pitts, PhD, Craig F. Nelson, MS DC, Sue Jennings, PhD and Michael Demand, PhD
5:00 PM
Methods of evaluation of policy change achieved by community coalitions
Shelley C. Stoll, MPH, Noreen M. Clark, PhD, Laurie Lachance, PhD, Amy Friedman Milanovich, MPH, Margaret Wilkin, MPH and Daniel F. Awad, MA
5:15 PM
Evaluating a Movement: Using Systems Change Outcomes
Mary Kreger, Dr PH, Claire Brindis, DrPH, Dana C. Hughes, DrPH, Simran Sabherwal, MHS, Katherine Sargent, BA, Annalisa Robles, MPA and Marion Standish, JDL
5:30 PM
Partnership for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Washington, DC
Kamran Tavakol, PhD, James Copeland, MPH, Marion Danis, MD, Don Steinert, MA, Vance Farrow, MA, Richard Levinson, MD and Ligia Artiles, MA

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

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