5148.0 Reducing Health Disparities: Preventing and Managing Chronic Disease

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM
Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease, have rapidly become our nation’s leading healthcare problem. Health disparities among populations remain a crucial challenge to the prevention and management of chronic disease. Presenters will address the planning, development and assessment of community-based strategies and policy, environment and systems-level (PES) interventions to manage chronic disease. Specific examples will be drawn from the San Diego Diabetes Coalition and Community Approaches to Cardiovascular Health (CATCH).
Session Objectives: 1) Describe the components that comprise partnership “synergy,” a proxy for partnership effectiveness. 2) Demonstrate how a collaborative process with state coalition members led to the development of an effective 10-year state diabetes plan. 3) Discuss the rationale for involving community residents in public health assessment and planning.

12:45 PM
Strategic planning for diabetes that speaks to the coalition and community
Frances D. Butterfoss, PhD, MSEd, Ann Forburger, MS, Kathy Gold, RN, MSN, CDE and Patti Kiger, MEd
1:00 PM
Community Approaches to Cardiovascular Health (CATCH): A participatory model for community assessment and planning to address health disparities
Chris M. Coombe, PhD, MPH, Amy J. Schulz, PhD, Barbara A. Israel, DrPH, Sharon Sand, MPP, Sheryl Weir, Deedee D. Varick, LND MPH, Angela Reyes, MPH, Causandra Gaines, MSW and Sonya Grant-Pierson, MSW
1:15 PM
Developing a master plan for heart disease and stroke prevention and treatment: California's experience
Nan Pheatt, MPH, Retired, Alisa S. Kamigaki, MPH, David J. Reynen, MPPA, MPH, CPH and Lily A. Chaput, MD, MPH

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

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