3108.0 Community Based Participatory Projects that Increase Underrepresented Voices

Monday, November 8, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The session will explore how community based participatory projects can be used to involve diverse communities in seeking positive change. It will describe the needs of underserved populations to assist in development of community-based programs.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to Identify key steps for implementing a successful interagency collaboration involving a university, a state health department, and community partners. List concrete strategies community-based projects can employ to engage and maintain participation. Define a planning process that facilitates the movement of multiple communities towards regional public health service delivery. Define the role that community indicator frameworks can play in helping to plan and implement effective policy approaches to achieving health equity.

Giving African-American Teens a Voice: Using Evaluation Results to Improve Program Delivery, Design and Policy for a Community-Based Participatory Project
Amy Chesser, PhD, MA, Ruth Wetta-Hall, RN, PhD, MPH, MSN, Diana Clemons, Cecil McGee, Trina Shepperd, Ashley Moss, MS and Emily Bullard
Participatory Policy Development in a Northern New Mexico Community
Victoria Sanchez, DrPH, Ron Hale, MSEd, Yolanda Cruz and Perdita Wexler, MA
A participatory approach to planning for regional public health services in Massachusetts
Justeen Hyde, PhD, Kathleen MacVarish, RS, MS and Harold Cox, MSSW

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)