3211.0 Community-Based Planning, Research, and Services

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
These presentations discuss methods to maximize the effectiveness of local health departments in communities of various sizes. Surveys, engagement meetings, and focus group sessions were utilized to determine the training priorities of a public health workforce, discuss risk factors and needs of at-risk populations during influenza pandemics, and identify strategic issues encompassing a variety of community themes and public health system concerns such as encouraging healthy lifestyles and assuring access to care.
Session Objectives: Demonstrate how input from engagement meetings can shift the focus of policy documents. Discuss lessons learned for planning and conducting engagement meetings. Describe assessment methods for engaging variously sized communities.

12:30 PM
Assessment of training priorities for the Texas public health workforce
Jill J. Artzberger, MPH and Sherry L. Falgout, MPH
12:45 PM
Community engagement of American Indian tribes in policy development: A case study
Amy Becker LaFrance, MPH, Anna Buchanan, MPH, Caroline Barnhill, MPH, Natalie Vestin, MPH, Andrea Petersen, Ayisha Yahya, MA, Pingping Yang and Jill DeBoer, MPH
1:00 PM
I know it when I see it: Defining empowerment from the perspective of non-governmental organizations
Monique Hennink, PhD, Mara Pillinger, MPH, Ndunge Kiiti, PhD, W. Michael Smith, DMin and Ravi Jayakaran, DVM
1:30 PM
Against All Odds: Developing Our Community Roadmap to Health
Suzette Harris, MPH, Clarice Davis, MPH, Julie Cobb, RN, Allison Taylor, MPH and Devon Taylor, MPH

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

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

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