4392.0 Mobilizing the Community

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 4:30 PM
This session will provide a discussion on various strategies to promote and enhance community involvement in health disparities and policy development. Specifically, this session will discuss results and impact of a week long pilot course for disaster management with a focus on special needs populations will be discussed; provide a discussion of the practical value for service providers in terms of health promotion and health education as well as program planning and service provision; provide a discussion of key indicators of poor mental health among adolescent mothers during pregnancy and postnatal period and describe strategies to integrate Latino communities in strategies to reduce health disparities. The importance of incorporating nutrition and biomedical approaches with an emphasis on community participation to inform the development of one's community based health promotion and disease prevention programs will also be discussed.
Session Objectives: Discuss systematic approaches for creating collaborative capacity to execute social marketing campaigns and identify appropriate measures for evaluating collaborative social marketing campaigns. Describe strategies to promote and enhance community involvement in health disparities and policy development. Define the influence of cultural components and biomedical factors on food choices of African American women of childbearing age.

4:45 PM
Missing Link: Engaging Latino communities in health advocacy
Erica Monsalve, LGSW, MSW and Edward McField, PhD, MSA
5:00 PM
Shortened inter-pregnancy intervals among adolescent mothers: The influence of maternal depression
Erica K. Berggren, MD, Erin Conroy, Amy Reed Andrus, MD, Loral Patchen, CNM and Robin Gaines Lanzi, PhD, MPH
5:15 PM
Designing a pilot course for health students on emergency preparedness and special needs populations
Susan Vig Saucier, RN, MS, Elizabeth Corneliuson, RN, MS, COHN-S, Rebecca Imes, PhD and Pamela Pinahs-Schulz, PhD, CHES

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development, Community Health Workers SPIG, Public Health Nursing, Social Work

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