238438 A Plan for Action

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 2:30 PM

Phyllis Nichols, MPH , Division of Adult and Community Health - Healthy Communities Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
The purpose of this presentation is to introduce participants to processes involved in developing a Community Action Plan for the implementation of policy, systems, and environmental change strategies that promote healthy living. Participants will also learn about the importance of involving key stakeholders and community coalition membership throughout the planning and implementation of these strategies.

Learning Areas:
Chronic disease management and prevention
Communication and informatics
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Identify processes and key elements involved in developing a Community Action Plan. Discuss the importance of involving key stakeholders and members of the community coalition in all phases of developing the Community Action Plan.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I hold a Masters of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. I began my career at CDC in 2000 in the Division of Oral Health, followed by a three-year Research Fellowship with the Epidemiology Program Office, where I worked on the Community Guide to Preventive Services, authored and co-authored 10 manuscripts on evidence-based chronic disease prevention, which have been published in the AJPM, the Diabetes Educator, and the MMWR. Currently, I work with multiple states, counties, cities, and tribes to implement policy, systems, and environmental change strategies to prevent and control chronic diseases.
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.