3210.0 Engaging , Mobilizing and Partnering to Promote Health in Communities

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
Public health partnerships have the potential to leverage and combine resources (clinical expertise, infrastructure, and preventive services) in an era of increasing demand and limited resources for the delivery of health services. The need for establishing a working rapport with not just constituencies within communities but also with other public health coalitions is essential for public health advocates to enact efficient, quality care to patients. Topics in this session include community oriented primary care, the efficacy of educational outreach, addressing the unequal burden of cancer among medically underserved populations, the impact of neighborhood-level structural characteristics on child health status and behavioral problems, and combining clinical preventive health services to optimize use of the limited resources of public health partners.
Session Objectives: Identify how partnerships are strengthened for creating new, practical ideas and approaches to planning and implementation of broad health system initiatives. Discuss the value of community-based goal setting and planning to advocate a health system that includes prevention, delivery of efficient, high value care, evidence-based practice, community engagement, and inter-operable information systems. Discuss considerations in planning, conducting, and responding to evaluation results regarding the quality and accessibility of services in health system initiatives.

12:30 PM
Capacity building and the practice of community oriented primary care (COPC) - The case of Catalonia, Spain and Washington DC, USA
Jaime Gofin, MD, MPH, Goncal Foz, MD, Family Physi, Patrik Johansson, MD, MPH and Rosa Gofin, MD, MPH
12:45 PM
Using media to mobilize community and influence policy
Melissa Preciado, MPH (c), Kelly Winjum, MPH, Rebecca Medina, MPH (c), Juan Carlos Belliard, PhD, MPH and Edward McField, PhD, MSA
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
Collaborative imperative: A city-county initiative to improve community health through the transition of clinical preventive health services
Camerino I. Salazar, MS, Christine Rutherford-Stuart, MPH, Theresa De La Haya, RN, MPH, Fernando A. Guerra, MD, MPH, Steve Enders, FACHE, MS, MA, Bryan J. Alsip, MD, MPH, Priti Mody-Bailey, MD,MA, Charles E. Pruski, MBA and Adela Gonzalez, MPA, PhD

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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)