3115.0 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the Community

Monday, November 9, 2009: 10:30 AM
Using geographic information systems help health care centers asses local communities, patient distribution and service areas. The session presents a more detailed explanation of pros and cons of using such a system and the evalutation methods and tools necessary for the process. The session also includes a presentation on salient features of service delivery model, key support services that are associated with longevity and compliance in patients, and most importantly improved health outcomes attributable to it. Public health involves engaging community stakeholders in all stages of intervention planning process. Therefore, researchers can gain a better understanding of using community residentsí insider perspectives to contextualize data. One of the presentations introduces an interactive graphic, available to any internet user, that will show extensively how public policy can strengthen the health of a community. Part of the session also discusses the role of capacity building workshops designed to improve and increase community level health services, education, promotion and disease prevention activities.
Session Objectives: Describe features of a successful community-based health care delivery model and key variables that are associated with longevity of care and improved health outcomes. Describe the components and measure of capacity building in workshops and relating one to the other. Explain the strengths and limitations of using an online mapping tool to bolster preparations of a new population-specific health center program or initiative.
Maria J. Ortega, MPH, CHES

10:30 AM
Community health centers, Latino migrants, and GIS: Exploring Salud Migrante
Lindsay Withers, Lauren S. Hughes, MPH, Mary Puttmann, MSc, Scott S. Robinson, PhD and Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH
11:00 AM
Identifying areas of Effectiveness in Minority Community Empowerment: An Assessment of The Mississippi Communities in Action (CIA) Workshop Series
Lovetta Brown, MD, MPH, Olugbemiga Tanilepada Ekundayo, MD, MPH, DrPH, Vincent Mendy, MPH and Thia Walker, MPH
11:15 AM
Pounding the Pavement Together: Lessons Learned from an Environmental Assessment of East Harlem
Ellen Plumb, BA, Sonia Ortiz, Mischka Garel, MPH, Michelle Ramos, MPH and Carol Horowitz, MD, MPH
11:30 AM
Healthy Communities: An Interactive Policy Vision
Eugenia Elizabeth Gratto, MA, Quang "Q." Dang, JD, Stephanie Stevens, JD, Nathan Gasser and Owen Winkler

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Black Caucus of Health Workers

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