4058.0 Perspectives in Child and Adolescent Health

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 8:30 AM
The field of health education has enormous potential to serve as an effective means of disease prevention among children and adolescents. The posters in this session provide an array of educational strategies and programs that address various health behaviors linked to disease in youth.
Session Objectives: •Identify links between family income and structure and future health status. •Discuss pragmatic and effective program evaluation methods, particularly useful for health education initiatives. •Describe the value of using adolescent culture as an approach to changing social norms regarding adolescent behavior.

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Reading and Educational Achievement and Development (READ) Program: Promoting early childhood health and literacy
Megan L. Brady, MPH, MSW, Denise White Perkins, MD, PhD, Veronica Williams, MPH, Darcy Saffar, MPH, Sharon Milberger, ScD and Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS
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Misperceptions of bullying norms as a risk factor associated with violence among middle school students
H. Wesley Perkins, PhD, David W. Craig, PhD and Jessica Perkins, MS
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Do Family Structure and Family Income Mediate the Influence of Negative Life Events on Alcohol Use in Adolescents?
Marshall Cheney, MA, Roy Oman, PhD, Sara Vesely, PhD, Cheryl Aspy, PhD and Eleni Tolma, MPH, PhD
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Youth on Health! Lessons learned from a health disparity education program for urban youth
Karen A. D'Angelo, MSW, Angela Bermúdez-Millán, PhD, MPH, Sofia Segura-Pérez, MS, RD, Grace Damio, MS, CDN and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD
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Evaluation of a Elementary School-Based Sun Safety Program
Marc Katz, MPH, Steven Godin, PhD, MPH, Alissa Fox, MD, FAAD and Mary Vecchio, RN, MSN
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Tommy, Ms. Water, and their puppet friends promote good nutrition and exercise to children in inner-city Hartford
Sofía Segura-Pérez, MS, RD, Gilma Galdamez, BS, Grace Damio, MS, CDN and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Community Health Workers SPIG, Latino Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, School Health Education and Services

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