3144.0 Emerging theories and promising practices in health promotion and health communication

Monday, November 8, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Many models and theories developed in health education and health promotion have been based on research with selected white populations over the past 30 years. However, U.S. demographics are rapidly changing and such models may have limited utility today and into the future. This session will explore new, emerging paradigms at the individual, community and ecological levels that could potentially transform the basis for future health education planning, communications and interventions.
Session Objectives: 1. Explain the basis of two emerging socio-ecological theories that are being studied in health education and health promotion research. 2.Identify at least three constructs or influences on health behaviors of minority populations, which are emerging from health disparities research and practice. 3. Discuss the opportunities and challenges of new communications media on individual and population-based health.
M. Elaine Auld, MPH,CHES
M. Elaine Auld, MPH,CHES

Karen A. Heckert, PhD, MPH, MSW
Behavioral theory and health disparities research: Where do we go from here?
Rena Pasick, DrPH, Nancy J. Burke, PhD and Galen Joseph, PhD
Racial & ethnic approaches to community health (REACH) models
Karen A. Heckert, PhD, MPH, MSW and Joyce Buckner-Brown, PhD, MHS, RRT

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Social Work

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