5145.0 Community Health Assessment

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:30 PM
This session data illustrates current local food production, sustainable food production, general distribution and marketing locations and addresses the food access issues through local agriculture to improve both urban and rural communities. New policies and ideas impacting public health decision making combining philanthropic investment, cross-sectoral convening and training opportunities that weave health objectives into local, regional and statewide planning frameworks are discussed in this session.
Session Objectives: Evaluate the production to consumption of food, by looking at issues of agriculture and food access from a public health standpoint. Explain the concept of few new analyses and its application as a management tool in the context of a public health foundation that works with community organizers and partners in the public and private sector. Identify and analyze the mental and physical health consequences associated with food insecurity in few ethnic groups. Demonstrate the process and usefulness of health impact assessment in public health policy development.
Green A. Ekadi, PhD, MS

1:00 PM
Food insecurity and health outcomes at a community health center
Jeffrey Markham Jr., BA, Susan Shaw, PhD, James Vivian, PhD, Cristina I. Huebner, MA, Ana Vargas, BA, Phuong Do, Victor Reyes, Chandy Leverance, Julie Armin, MA and Anne Awad, MSW
1:30 PM
Health impact assessment: Adoption and implementation in state policymaking
Charlotte Lewellen-Williams, DrPH, MPH and Glen Mays, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Social Work

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