3059.0 Politics, Policy and Public Health

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
A systems thinking educational curriculum can provide lawmakers with valuable tools to examine policy issues. Research linking urban neighborhood conditions to health is particularly appropriate for translating into policy intervention,since many health-related characteristics of neighborhoods result from policies that are amenable to intervention.Reaching beyond traditional health boundaries to take a more inclusive slant by framing the nation's health initiatives using the determinants of health is not only necessary, but inherently critical.
Session Objectives: 1.List six questions that policymakers can use to assess policy issues from a systems perspective 2.List steps taken by the Healthy Environments Partnership to translate research findings into policy recommendations aimed at improving health. 3.Explain how the determinants of health impacts the development, adoption and implementation processes of Healthy People 2020
Jennifer Cremeens, PhD, MSPH

8:30 AM
Using a Systems Dynamics Framework to Improve State Health Policymaking
Karen Minyard, PHD, Rachel Ferencik, MPA and Mary Ann Phillips, MPH
9:00 AM
Promoting Health Through Prevention: Utilizing a Health Determinants Approach to Frame Healthy People 2020
Osato Iyamu, MHS, Carter Blakey, Melinda Chen, Kyle Vanderpool, Janice V. Bowie, PhD, MPH and Robert S. Lawrence, MD
9:15 AM
Evaluation of the Healthy Cities Movement in the Republic of Korea
Jinhee Kim, MPH, Kwangwook Koh, MD, PhD, Keon-Yeop Kim, MD, PhD, Won Gi Jhang, MD, MPH, PhD, Sun Mi Lim, MPH and Yoon Hyung Park, MD, PhD
9:30 AM
Using a Web-based System to Collect Evidence-based Policy and Environmental Changes for Health Promotion at the Community Level
Diane L. Downie, MPH, Jenni Albright, MPH, Sharon Nelson, MPH, Mary Bea Kolbe, MPH, RD, Karen Klein Stanley, RD, LDN, Deborah Dolan, RHEd and David Miller

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Social Work

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