3199.0 Community Based Planning, Research, and Services

Monday, November 8, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Oral
In order to meet the changing needs of diverse populations across the United States, public health must push the boundaries of what defines and comprises community health promotion. Identifying the social, physical, economic, and political characteristics of the community and understanding the varied manifestations of health and disease based on these characteristics becomes critical when setting a national agenda for action. Pushing such boundaries will require new strategies on the selection and engagement of local, state, and national partners, identification and direction of training needs, defining appropriate evaluation measures and elements for sustainability, as well as addressing social determinants of health. This session will highlight four key components of the CDCís Healthy Communities Program.
Session Objectives: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 1.Explain how decision makers and community leaders can be mobilized 2.Identify, prioritize, and implement key policy, systems, and environmental change strategies; 3.Discuss at least three components of the integrated approach used by CDCís Healthy Communities Program to decrease the burden of chronic disease 4.Explain how the use of policy, systems, and environmental change strategies promotes sustainable change in communities 5.Identify key steps for developing partnerships with local, state, and national organizations to implement chronic disease prevention and health promotion policies. 6.Describe evaluation methods available to assist communities as they evaluate their efforts.
Moderator:

12:30pm
Setting a policy agenda for community-level action: Mobilizing communities from their grassroots to grasstops
Shannon Griffin-Blake, PhD, Alyssa Easton, MPH, PhD, Ann Ussery-Hall, MPH, Phyllis Nichols, MPH and Branalyn Williams, MPH
12:45pm
CDC's Integrated Approach to Sustainable Community Change Using Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Strategies
Phyllis Nichols, MPH, Shannon Griffin-Blake, PhD, Ann Ussery-Hall, MPH and Branalyn Williams, MPH
1:00pm
CDC's Healthy Communities Program: Mobilizing National Networks to Enhance State and Local Implementation of Policy Strategies
Branalyn Williams, MPH, Ann Ussery-Hall, MPH, Phyllis Nichols, MPH and Shannon Griffin-Blake, PhD
1:15pm
CDC's Healthy Communities Program: Tools and Techniques for Evaluating Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Strategies
Ann Ussery-Hall, MPH, Shannon Griffin-Blake, PhD, Phyllis Nichols, MPH and Branalyn Williams, MPH
1:30pm
A national movement to mobilize action and change toward healthier communities: Collaborative Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Lindsay Hemphill, MPH, Shannon Griffin-Blake, PhD, Branalyn Williams, MPH and Keisha Edwards, MPH, PMP

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)