4396.0 Community-Based Solutions to Address Health Disparities

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 4:30 PM
It has been said by many that the solutions to problems that exist in our communities also exist within these same communities. The power of communities to work together to address problems is increasingly being recognized as an important tool in efforts to reduce (and ultimately eliminate) health disparities. In order to understand how to activate the power of communities, research is needed to learn more about the common, underlying issues associated with health disparities. In this session, presenters will share research findings related to conducting community-based cancer prevention and control programs, ascertaining information on individual- and community-level indicators influencing disease outcomes, and capitalizing on the power of natural leaders in the community.
Session Objectives: By the end of the session, the participants will be able to: 1) describe community assessment and intervention approaches to address health disparities; 2) differentiate between non-community and community approaches to address health disparities; and 3) discuss how to apply approaches described to other public health problems and in partnership with other communities to address health disparities.
Tina Marie Devlin, MPH and Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES

5:10 PM
Community health empowerment: Addressing health disparities utilizing salon stylists as lay health advocates
Marilyn A. Fraser-White, MD, Ruth C. Browne, ScD, Soņia Banks, PhD, Humberto Brown, MA, Clinton Brown, MD and Grace Macalino, PhD
5:30 PM
Outcomes of chronic hypertension in pregnancy: Origins of health disparities
Renaisa S. Anthony, MD, MPH, Amelia J. Cobb, MPH, Michele Kiely, DrPH and Ayman El Mohandes, MBBCh, MD, MPH

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

Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus

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

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