213486 Presentation by Elizabeth Stevenson

Monday, November 9, 2009: 2:50 PM

Elizabeth (Beth) Stevenson, MPH , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Beth Stevenson has worked in public health for the past 25 years and on children, youth and school health issues for the last 20. She currently serves as the Lead for the CDC Childrenís Team as part of the 2009 H1N1 response. She most recently served in a cross agency position for the CDC as the Childrenís Health Goal Team Leader. She has worked in policy and in communications in Centers for Disease Control and Preventionís Division of Adolescent and School Health and the CDCís National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion since spring 2004. Prior to that she worked for the National Office of the American Cancer Society and served as their Director for Children and Youth Initiatives. In that role, she was responsible for coordinating and supporting the nationwide activity that supported the American Cancer Societyís state-level Divisions and countyĖlevel Units in meeting the organizationís national goals for youth health. Under her leadership the American Cancer Society crafted a strategic plan for increasing the number of school health councils and school health coordinators in US schools, sponsored the development of the National Health Education Standards, and was awarded one of the first Innovations in Prevention awards from the US Department of Health an Human Services for development of a parent network in support of school health. Ms. Stevenson has worked in a number of arenas from an applied and a research perspective. Specifically, she has done research with primary students in developmental cognitive psychology, direct teaching as a secondary classroom teacher, and worked in implementing and evaluating cancer patient education at M.D. Anderson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Ms. Stevenson received her Bachelors in English and Psychology from Rice University and her Masters in Public Health with a focus on health education from Yale University.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

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