4393.0 Practice Innovations for Vulnerable Populations

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 4:30 PM
This session describes innovative programs that help reduce health disparities among vulnerable populations. For example, the use of performance texts as a means of fostering a better understanding of injustice and the need for political advocacy to promote healthy change will be discussed. Programs that benefit individuals with serious mental illness, adults with diabetes, and pregnant women who are incarcerated will be described in terms of program development, implementation, and evaluation.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe an innovative practice strategy using performance texts. 2. Discuss at least two outcomes of an innovative outreach program to individuals with serious mental illness. 3. Discuss at least two outcomes of nurse practitioner primary care practices targeting adults with diabetes. 4. Identify two strategies for improving the health of incarcerated pregnant women.
Cherie R. Forsha, RN, MSN/MPH, CNS

4:30 PM
5:15 PM
Prenatal education for women in jail
Alison M. Colbert, PhD, APRN, BC
5:30 PM
Home visiting program for pregnant women after incarceration
Diane C. Martins, PhD, RN, Ginette G. Ferszt, PhD, RN, CS, FT, Anne M. Hecker, MS, RN and Helen M. Zakewicz, MS, RN

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: Family Violence Prevention Forum, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Community Health Workers SPIG, Women's Caucus

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

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