3329.0 The role of community partners in community based public health

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:30 PM
The purpose of this session is to emphasize the role of community stakeholders in collaborative partnerships that have resulted in improved health outcomes, and capacity building of communities and vulnerable populations. Participants who are interested in using community based participatory research approaches to enhance, empower and improve healthy lifestyles of vulnerable populations affected by chronic illnesses, food inscurity, HIV, and cancer. Women and children in medically underserved geographical areas are encouraged to attend. Examples of building individual and community capacity through partnerships, empowerment strategies, coalition building, and education will be discussed.
Session Objectives: Describe the role of community stakeholders in developing and sustaining successful CBPR partnerships Identify culturally appropriate and sensitive approaches to community capacity building, health promotion, disease prevention and health education among vulnerable populations and underserved communities Discuss challenges, lessons learned and opportunities to engage community partners

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Building capacity of community-academic partnerships to create healthy communities through policy change: Communities Working in Partnership
Chris M. Coombe, PhD, MPH, Barbara A. Israel, DrPH, Maren Spolum, Robert McGranaghan, MPH, Akosua Burris, BA, Sonya Grant, MSW, Richard Lichtenstein, PhD, Edith A. Parker, DrPH, Angela G. Reyes, MPH, Amy J. Schulz, PhD, Sherita Smith, Irene S. Bayer, Toby Citrin, JD, Janice Bowie, PhD, MPH, Suzanne Cupal, Alexandra Lightfoot, EdD, Elvira Mebane, Adam Schneider, Arlene Sparks, MPA, Kim Dobson Sydnor, PhD and Millie A. Johnson
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Partnerships for successful reentry: Staying healthy with HIV beyond prison walls
Alison N. McCullough, BA, BS, MPH (August 2011), Donna J. Smith, MA, Richard Rothenberg, MD, Kelvin Parker, Field Coordinator Community Connections and Tina Taylor, MPH
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Utilizing a structured community-based participatory research approach to design web resources: Www.PLANETMassCONECT.org
Josephine Crisostomo, MPH, Shoba Ramanadhan, ScD, MPH, Erline Achille, Nashira Baril, MPH, Enzo Centofanti, MHA, Chyke Doubeni, MD PhD, Ediss Gandelman, MBA MEd, Vilma Lora, BS, Clara Savage, EdD and K. Viswanath, PhD
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DuPage Patient Navigation Project: Community Partnerships at Work
Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH, Kara Murphy, Shaneah Taylor, MPH, Nadia Hajjar, MPH, Belinda Reyes, MSW, Dora Monroe, Charito Bularzik, Carmi Frankovich and Richard Endress, PhD
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Fisheries-to-schools toolkit: A partnership approach to culturally appropriate curriculum development
Betty T. Izumi, PhD, MPH, RD, Andrea Bersamin, PhD, Amanda Peden, BA and Julie McWilliams, BA
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Coalitions and community partners shaping a healthier Alexandria
Carrie E. Fesperman Redden, MPH, MRP and Allen Lomax, MPA
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Rota Care Clinic - A Community-Based Partnership Caring for Uninsured Patients with Chronic Illness
Britta Runbeck, MPH MBA, Sudit Ranade, MD MPH MBA CCFP CPH, Mary Hoagland-Scher, MD and Janet Runbeck, MSN RN
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Organized by: Community-Based Public Health Caucus
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Community Health Workers