5130.0 Community Involvement for Improving Health

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
Functional community groups are an indispensable asset of community-based participatory research and practice as they share their indigenous knowledge, interest, and ability to identify and address relevant issues to their community's health. This session focuses on successful intervention efforts that embrace community involvement to improve health.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1. Identify strategies that public health institutions can use to engage, mobilize and support their surrounding communities around health issues; 2. Assess institutional and community capacity to develop collaborative interventions to combat disparities in health outcomes

10:30 AM
A New Model of Population Involvement in Health Education in Armenian Communities
Susanna Mkrtchyan, MSs, MPH, Christopher J. Wild, Ruzanna Melyan, MA, Varuzhan Avanesyan, MFA, Armine Danielyan, MD, PhD and Anahit Demirchyan, MD, MPH
10:45 AM
Functioning of resident groups in a community-based health promotion program
Seunghyun Yoo, DrPH, James Butler, DrPH, MEd and Thistle I. Elias, MPA

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community-Based Public Health Caucus, Community Health Workers SPIG, Public Health Nursing, Social Work

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