5029.0 Healthcare Opportunities & Challenges & The Obesity Epidemic

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
APHA and the Student Assembly are dedicated to fostering the next generation of public health scholars and practitioners. In line with this philosophy, the Student Assembly is pleased to present this roundtable session dedicated to giving students a chance to present and discuss their work with others in their field. Healthcare and obesity have received increasing public attention both in politics and in the media. The session highlights challenges and opportunities in research and practice for the healthcare industry and the obesity epidemic. Topics in healthcare include disparities, MRSA contamination, health plan usage, public health preparedness, and emergency care. Topics on obesity include adolescents, reproductive health, African American populations, nutrition, and body size perceptions.
Session Objectives: Identify and explain innovative student work in healthcare and obesity. Discuss student work with professionals with similar interests.
Sonya Satinsky, PhD, MPH

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Violence-related Injuries in Emergency Departments in Brazil, 2006
Vilma Gawryszewski, MD PhD, Marta Maria Alves Da Silva, Dr, Deborah Malta, Prof Dr, Scott Kegler, PhD, James A. Mercy, PhD, Marcio Denis Medeiros Mascarenhas, Prof and Otaliba Libanio Morais Neto, Dr
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Perceived and network organizational connectivity and public health preparedness in Alberta
Justin Nicholas Hall, MSc, BPHE and Spencer Moore, PhD, MPH
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Leisure-time physical activity dose-response effects on obesity among African American adults in Indianapolis
Kaigang Li, PhD, Dong-Chul Seo, PhD, Noy Kay, HSD, Lloyd Kolbe, PhD, Chao-Ying Joanne Peng, PhD and Mohammad R. Torabi, PhD
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Counterweight: A multilevel, multi-cohort analysis of school policy on adolescent obesity in Utah
Edward Coffield, MA, PhD Student, Norman J. Waitzman, PhD and Rebecca L. Utz, PhD

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Organized by: APHA-Student Assembly
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Women's Caucus

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

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