239483 Examining CDC's Community Guide for applicability to individuals with a disability

Monday, October 31, 2011: 8:48 AM

Lewis Kraus, MPH, MCP , Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA
Vincent Campbell, PhD , Senior Health Scientist, Division of Human Development and Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
“The Guide to Community Preventative Services" (Community Guide) is a resource for evidence-based Task Force recommendations and findings about what works to improve public health. It is based on scientific systematic reviews to provide evidence-based decision making in community health programs. The Community Guide provides approaches and information in Obesity, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Social Environment, Tobacco, Alcohol, Violence, Cancer, Oral Health, Vaccines, Diabetes, Mental Health, HIV/STIs/Pregnancy, Adolescent Health, and Motor Vehicle. This project considers how applicable are the Community Guide recommendations and approaches for persons with disabilities. This session will present the basis for the CDC Community Guide, the need for prevention information for people with disabilities, the approaches of the project to determine how the Community Guide meets the needs of people with disabilities, and the progress to date in describing needed adjustments to the Community Guide. The session will also note how the CDC intends to use the findings of the project.”

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe CDC's Community Guide 2. Assess its recommendations for applicability to individuals with a disability

Keywords: Disability, Health Promotion

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the project director for the review of CDC's Community Guide for its applicability to individuals with a disability.
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.