238427 Creating Change through a Community Health Model

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 9:45 AM

Shannon Griffin-Blake, PhD , Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Branalyn Williams, MPH , Division of Adult and Community Health/Healthy Communities Program, CDC, Atlanta, GA
The purpose of this presentation is to describe how communities are utilizing a five-phase community health model to facilitate and implement population-based interventions to create healthier communities. Participants will be introduced to and provided background on the model as a foundation for the presentations that follow, which will describe each phase and its application in more detail.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Program planning
Public health administration or related administration
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
List the five phases of a community health model. Describe how communities are facilitating change by employing a community health model.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I serve as the Team Lead for Program Services and Evaluation within the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionís (CDC) Healthy Communities Program. I both coordinate and direct community-based as well as US state and territory efforts focused on creating healthy communities through sustainable, innovative, and evidence-based community health promotion and chronic disease prevention programs that promote policy, systems, and environmental changes and lead the national evaluation strategy across all CDCís Healthy Communities Program funded communities, states, and national partners. In my current CDC role as a lead health scientist, I oversee programmatic and evaluation efforts in the areas of diabetes, obesity, asthma, cardiovascular disease and their underlying risk factors in high-risk populations and underserved communities. Finally, I have spoken at both national and international conferences regarding community mobilization, partnership development, assessment and evaluation, and community planning.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.