238473 Looking Ahead: Applying and Building upon Our Lessons Learned to Expand Public Health Impact

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 5:00 PM

Stephanie Sargent Weaver, PhD MPH CHES , Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Shannon Griffin-Blake, PhD , Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
The purpose of this presentation is to summarize lessons learned from mobilizing communities to implement and evaluate policy, systems, and environmental change strategies and address any remaining questions.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Program planning
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss at least three lessons learned from communities implementing and evaluating policy, systems and environmental change strategies Identify the CDCís Healthy Communities Program website that can be accessed for additional examples of lessons learned across all funded programs

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am currently a senior evaluation specialist/health research analyst in the CDC's Healthy Communities Program. Previously, I was an ORISE Research Fellow in the National Center for Health Marketing (now the Office of the Associate Director for Communication), a program evaluation consultant for Visiting Nurse Health System, Inc., Hospice Atlanta, Refugee Family Services, and Turner/Time Warner, Research Scientist in the Center for AIDS Research at Emory University, and a Professor of Communication Sciences at Virginia Tech. I have authored or co-authored over 30 refereed research articles and book chapters and delivered over 35 professional research presentations at national and international conferences.
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.