241201 THRIVE: A toolkit for community-led initiatives to address health equity

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:35 AM

Xavier Morales, PhD , Prevention Institute, Oakland, CA
Rachel Davis, MSW , Prevention Institute, Oakland, CA
Melissa Cannon, BS , Prevention Institute, Oakland, CA
Using Freireian approach to educating communities for self-advocacy, the Tool for Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) seeks to enable the raising of community consciousness of their critical role in addressing social determinants of health. The original THRIVE tool was developed with funding from the Office of Minority Health (HHS) between 2002 and 2004. The tool was successfully piloted in an urban, suburban and rural setting between 2004 and 2007. In 2010, a partnership between the National Network for Public Health Institutes and Prevention Institute received additional support from OMH to update the tool, develop a training for health practitioners to coach communities across the nation in locally led efforts to address the social determinants of health, and also to update the toolkit that is available on-line. A focus of THRIVE II is to develop appropriate training methods that build on the diverse strengths of communities across the nation. Attendees will be presented with the work to date, lessons learned, and how these learnings have been incorporated into THRIVE II. Results from THRIVE I and the first training sessions from THRIVE II will be shared as well as the plan for increasing community focused dissemination of project results and tools for local use.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how health leaders are being trained (TOT) to coach community-led efforts to address social determinants of health inequity. 2. List the THRIVE Clusters and their associated Factors. 3. Describe how the THRIVE Clusters and Factors help to organize community-led efforts to address social determinants of health inequity. 4. Describe how community capacity-building using the THRIVE tool helps to address health equity.

Keywords: Health Disparities, Social Inequalities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I develop and manage programs that promote community-led initiatives to address public health concerns, especially focusing on those factors that impact urban areas and minority populations.
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.