5062.0 Understanding and Promoting Healthy Behaviors among Adolescents

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session covers varying topics within general adolescent health. Included are discussions on a school wellness programs, an obesity prevention program, trends in critical national health objectives, and increasing HPV awareness through radio.
Session Objectives: Discuss the link between childhood obesity and hypertension. List three critical national health objectives for adolescents and young adults that deteriorated since the baseline year. Describe the effectiveness of a radionovela about HPV on female Latina youth and their parents.
Michele A. Kelley, ScD, MSW, MA

Urban adolescent gender differences in risk of hypertension and overweight/obesity
Deborah Morton, PhD, MA, Dorothy Zirkle, PhD and Tim Allen, MA
Health of young people in the United States, 1991-2008: Trends in critical national health objectives
Nan Jiang, PhD, Lloyd Kolbe, PhD, Dong-Chul Seo, PhD, Noy Kay, HSD and Claire Brindis, DrPH
Evaluation of a radionovela to promote HPV vaccine awareness and knowledge among parents of Latina adolescents
Deanna Kepka, PhD, MPH, Gloria Coronado, PhD, Hector Rodriguez, PhD and Beti Thompson, PhD

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Organized by: Maternal and Child Health
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Social Work, Physical Activity

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