3108.1 The Burden of Inequity and a Time for Realizing Change

Monday, November 8, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session examines various levels of health-related inequalities. It will demonstrate the elements of a community approach to reducing inequities and addressing the reasons people are getting sick and injured in the first place.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to Evaluate the critically important role of community health workers (CHWs) in the delivery of culturally-relevant services. Analyze access to electroconvulsive (ECT) as a social justice issue. Discuss the process of developing a programmatic and policy-relevant document that outlines a set of strategies for ameliorating the identified health challenges. Describe one strategy for leveling the playing field between academic and community participants interested in conducting community based participatory research (CBPR).

Outcomes associated with a hospital-community program aimed at reducing the burden of asthma among inner-city families
Patricia Peretz, MPH, Adriana Matiz, MD, Erline Ramirez-Diaz, BA, Robyn Scherer, MPH, Sally E. Findley, PhD and Mary McCord, MD, MPH
Think Tank for African American Progress-Long Island
Melody S. Goodman, PhD and Jewel D. Stafford, MSW
A time of opportunity: Local solutions to reduce inequities in health and safety
Larry Cohen, MSW, Anthony Iton, JD, MD, MPH, Rachel Davis, MSW and Virginia Lee, MPH, CHES

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers, HIV/AIDS, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

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