5031.0 Benefits & power of partnerships

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 8:30 AM
This session discusses how academic- community partnerships can be leveraged to address health disparities and promote healthier communities through systemic changes. Panelists will describe strategies, discuss key recommendation and provide examples of community driven partnership formation, community engagement and capacity building. Community- based public health initiatives that highlight partnership models, collaborative frameworks and approaches to increase social capital, promote social change, and improve health outcomes will also be discussed.
Session Objectives: Demonstrate how partnerships can be used to foster co-learning experiences and establish strong academic- community linkages to achieve desired outcomes Describe partnership experiences, challenges and benefits to participating in a collaborative CBPR framework Discuss the benefits and power of partnerships in addressing complex public health topics
Amar Kanekar, MPH, CHES, CPH, PhD and A. Celeste Farr, PhD, MPH

9:00 AM
Collaborating for Impact: The Partnership Model of A Multi-level Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative
Tara Agrawal, MS, Jessica Hoffman, PhD, NCSP, Urmi Bhaumik, MBBS, MS, DSc, Christine Locke Healey, MPH, Sonia Carter, MN, Diane Joyce, Deborah Dickerson, CSW, Shari Nethersole, MD and Carmen Castaneda-Sceppa, MD, PhD
9:30 AM
Policy initiatives in a childhood obesity prevention consortium: Lessons learned for multi-member organizations
Christine Bozlak, PhD, MPH, Adam B. Becker, PhD, MPH and Katherine Kaufer Christoffel, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Community-Based Public Health Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)