3243.0 Community Experiences of Empowerment/Advocacy for Vulnerable Groups

Monday, November 8, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This sessionís theme focuses on community experiences that promote the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. The first presentation offers a ground theoretical approach for experiences in communities with homeless youth and their vulnerabilities toward gang and illicit drug and alcohol use. The second presentation gives a unique view of success in community partnership between an Arab immigrant community and nursing students from a catholic university including interpreters. The third presentation provides a different approach to community partnerships between a local health department, state university, and a private medical college and a community of vulnerable children exposed to environmental factors that cause respiratory and other health problems in the Great lakes area. The fourth presentation discusses a public health nursing collaborative model for health improvement through increasing access for vulnerable populations. Specific examples will be included in each presentation with the opportunity for questions and answers.
Session Objectives: The audience will define community experiences of empowerment/advocacy for vulnerable groups. The audience will compare community experiences of empowerment/advocacy for vulnerable groups.

Reducing health disparities related to environmental exposures: The Great Lakes Environmental Health Project
Laura Anderko, RN, PhD, Elizabeth Fayram, RN, PhD, Shawne Johnson, RN, BSN, Betty Koepsel, RN, MS, Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH and Jennifer Vaclav, RD

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers, Social Work

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

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