4181.0 Effective faith-public health partnerships and programs

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 12:30 PM
The purpose of this roundtable session is to highlight a diverse range of faith-public health partnerships and programs and facilitate interactive discussion regarding the lessons learned implementing them. The presentations cover diverse religious traditions – e.g., various Christian, Jewish, Native American – as well as diverse races and ethnicities. Presentations emphasize describing their partnerships and programs and their successes and challenges. Sharing these types of field experiences regarding faith-public health partnerships is important to enhance our understanding of their effectiveness. Doing so in an interactive format with roundtable participants can lead to shared learning and further program enhancement.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify key components of effective faith-public health partnerships and programs. 2. Appreciate the extant religious pluralism in the United States and strategies for working across diverse faiths. 3. Discuss effective ways to engage diverse faith communities in public health strategies.

Table 1
Health promotion interventions for family caregivers: Effectiveness in serving the needs of the Jewish community
Reuven G. Becker, MBA,MS,ORD Rabbi, Lee Caplan, PhD, Ephraim Shapiro, PHD, MPA, MBA and Mendel Singer, PhD
Table 2
Increase in flu vaccinations due to county and health/faith partnership
Elizabeth L. Dixon, RN,MSN/MPH, Phd and Patricia Alexander, RN, BSN, PHN
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Sub-Saharan African Faith Based Collaborative (SSA FBC): A Public Health Initiative Model
Josephine Mogire, MA, MS, Victoria Nayiga, MA, Chioma Nnaji, MPH M Ed, Karen Peugh, BS and Lisa Najarian, LMHC
Table 10
Innovative Use of the Body & Soul (B&S) Program to Train Faith-based Partners to Improve Church Community Health
Kiameesha R. Evans, MPH, CHES, Carrie Norbeck, MPH, CHES and Amanda Medina, MA, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community
Endorsed by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)