4086.0 Addressing the Problem - It Starts in Our Own Backyards

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session looks at how to apply a data-driven approach to developing a community intervention to improve health. It discusses the development of an evidence-based community intervention to improve health.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to • Assess how individual perceptions of social cohesion and informal social control are associated with healthcare barriers in an urban environment. • Explain the role of “adult allies” in authentic youth engagement planning efforts and the positive outcomes that can result adults, young people and the community as a whole. • Evaluate the association between the presence of community assets and hypertension prevalence in a low income area.
Walter Tsou, MD, MPH

Exploring the relationships among dimensions of collective efficacy, barriers to healthcare, and having a regular doctor in low-income urban neighborhoods
Alexis Jurow Stevenson, MPH, Elisa S. Weiss, PhD, Bruce Rapkin, PhD, Eilleen E. Sabino, MPH, Tamara Michel, MPH, Jennifer Erb-Downward, MPH and Sarah Combs, MPH
Neighborhood Assets and Hypertension in Disadvantaged Communities
Lydia A. Isaac, MSc, PhD and Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD

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

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Social Work

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