3213.0 Community-Based Participatory Research and Interventions

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
Cardiovascular conditions are predominant in the lower socio-economic segment of society due to unhealthy food habits, lack of safe space for physical activities to name a few. Many in the public health field have recognized the impact that such environments have on chronic disease rates and a movement has begun in the intersection between the public health, land use planning, redevelopment, and urban design places to change public policies to create environmental standards and practices to ensure that American neighborhoods are built in ways that make it safer for residents of those places to engage in physical activity. Specific studies point to a Multi-dimensional collaborative approach involving the community residents, community-based organizations, health service providers, and academic researchers to overcome this problem especially in low income communities.
Session Objectives: Describe the components of a multilevel intervention to promote heart health in low-socio economic segments of society. Describe the value of community-based research partnerships in assessing the needs of vulnerable communities and identifying the barriers to forming community-based research partnerships. Understand the role of CBPR in reducing power differentials between researchers and community members, helping to overcome distrust of research.

12:30 PM
Pathways to heart health: A multilevel community-based participatory intervention to promote heart health
Amy J. Schulz, PhD MPH, Barbara Israel, DrPH MPH, Sharon Sand, MPP, Cindy Gamboa, Deedee D. Varick, MPH, Causandra Gaines, MSW, Murlisa Lockett, Paul Max, Angela Reyes, MPH, Zachary Rowe, Darcy Saffar, MPH, Carmen A. Stokes, MSN, FNP, Denise White-Perkins, MD, PhD and Christine Wilson
1:15 PM
City of Houston Study
Jane Peranteau, PhD, Kimberly Kay Lopez, DrPH, Marlynn L. May, PhD and Mary M. Ford
1:30 PM
Reaching the Hard to Reach: Utilizing CPBR strategies to effectively collaborate with African American in a predominately white university
Regina McCoy Pulliam, MPH, Louis F. Graham, MPH, Warner L. McGee, MPH, Robert Aronson, DrPH and Scott Rhodes, PhD, MPH, CHES

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

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