234235 Role of community-based organizations in advancing healthier communities and spreading chronic disease prevention programs

Saturday, November 6, 2010 : 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Jonathan Lever, EdM, JD , Strategic Innovation, YMCA of the USA, Washington, DC
Community-based organizations, particularly those with a national network with the institutional capacity to take programs to scale, can play a decisive role in advancing policy and environmental change strategies and spreading evidence-based chronic disease prevention programs. The purpose of this presentation is to share the successes and challenges that the Y has faced in enhancing its role in addressing a number of key public health issues.

Learning Areas:
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Describe how the Y can be involved in public health efforts around the country and identify the opportunities and challenges that community-based organizations face when engaging with the public health and clinical sectors.

Keywords: Community-Based Partnership, Chronic Diseases

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: For nearly six years I have led the YMCA of the USA's organizational change work, policy and environmental change work and innovation in chronic diesease prevention programming
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.