4273.0 Community Engagement and Empowerment: Indigenous Examples of Community Based and Community Led Projects

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 2:30 PM
This oral session will examine community led projects, focusing on collaborative efforts between community members, community programs, stakeholders, federal agencies and universities. Attendees will explore topics involving the utilization of health promotion & education, Native youth empowerment and family strengthening strategies, integration of mainstream techniques such as Motivation Interviewing in training with an emphasis on cultural competency, and addressing challenges of differing priorities between academia and Native communities. In addition, presenters will provide a review of culturally appropriate quantitative and qualitative data collection, evaluation, outcomes as well as the role of community-based participatory research (CBPR) processes in Tribal communities.
Session Objectives: 1) Demonstrate the importance of community involvement in the development and implementation of interventions that address public health disparities faced by Tribal communities. 2) Identify and review the roles of community partners/stakeholders and academic partners for successful interventions and integration of mainstream intervention techniques in Tribal communities. 3) Identify and evaluate successful intervention components that can be applied to other Tribal communities.

2:30 PM
Community Outreach & Patient Empowerment (COPE) for Navajo Living with Chronic Diseases
Tammy Yazzie, Mae-Gilene Begay, MSW, Shirley Cisco, Sonya S. Shin, MD, MPH, Rebecca Hutchinson, MD and Hannah Sehn
2:50 PM
Using film-making to engage Native American youth in reproductive health improvement
William E. Lambert, PhD, Nichole Hildebrandt, BS, Stephanie N. Craig-Rushing, PhD, MPH, Carol J. Grimes, MPH, Angela Mendez, MSEd and Tosha Zaback, MPH
3:10 PM
In-home Prevention of Substance Abuse Risks in Native Teen Families: Focus on Fathers
Julia Powers, MHS and Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Focus on Fathers Team

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Organized by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Labor Caucus, Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Community-Based Public Health Caucus, Community Health Workers

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