4261.1 Everyone Gets Sick: A Rx for Policy Remedies Targeting the Workplace

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This session discusses the main concerns of Occupational health, worker health issues, and how to educate and empower the workers to advocate for themselves. The focus also discusses the public health impact on working families and low-income communities of the absence of paid sick days policies. Using restaurant main private employer, it also talks about the advocacy actions of parents to influence passage of state and national paid sick days policies. Participant learn the public health risks associated with a lack of paid sick days and a lack of access to primary health care.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to: 1.Describe the successes and challenges of implementing city policies that address root causes of worker health issues. 2.Identify at least three factors integral to implementing a campaign that ensures worker voices and empowers workers to advocate for themselves 3.Discuss public health research findings related to a proposed statewide paid sick days policy. 4.Describe landscape of public health involvement in policy context and partnership

Participation, Capacity Building and Empowerment: Lessons learned from the Protección en Construcción (PenC) community research partnership
Linda Sprague Martinez, PhD, Marie Brunette, PhD, Gretchen Latowsky, MEd and Lenore S. Azaroff, ScD

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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