4094.0 Planning, Implementing, and Assessing Programming that Meets Social and Mental Health Needs of Special Populations

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:30 AM
Social determinants of health are widely described but few researchers have more than cursory contact with those whose lives fall into the most impoverished epidemiological categories. Framing problems such as inappropriate emergency room visits and non-compliance with treatment regimens sheds little light on the choices driving such behaviors. Data reveal that individuals in need of social and mental health services can remain isolated. Opportunities and challenges remain to promote community resilience and improve population mental health by mapping existing capacities for recovery onto a theoretical model for community resilience.
Session Objectives: Describe the association between victimization and various forms of social violence exposures Describe the use of data for prevention planning, engaging community partners and shaping interventions and strategies. Formulate opportunities for successful interventions related to newly emergent categories of impoverished care seekers

10:30 AM
Association of physical violence victimization and social violence exposures among urban black men
Danielle A. Lawrence, MPH, M. Christina Santana, MPH and Anita Raj, PhD
10:45 AM
Racial factors associated with spatial clustering of mental health service utilization
Naoru Koizumi, PhD, Aileen Rothbard, ScD, Elizabeth L. Noll, MA and Amit Patel, MS
11:00 AM
Promoting post-disaster resilience and mental health through community capacity building in New Orleans
Brittany T. Butler, BA, Benjamin Springgate, MD, MPH and Caricia Catalani, MPH, DrPH
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
A decade on the mean streets: A new typology for understanding health choices of those living in poverty's grasp
Ruth (Toni) B. Pickard, PhD, Angela N. Roberts Miller, MPH and Forest Kirkpatrick, MA

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Social Work, Women's Caucus

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