3069.0 Community and Lay Health Workers: Building Public Health Capacity

Monday, October 31, 2011: 8:30 AM
Community/lay health workers serve an important role in reaching and teaching various disadvantaged and often hard-to-reach populations. This session features initiatives that have effectively utilized community/lay health workers to help build public health capacity within their communities, and emphasize best practices, challenges, and achievements.
Session Objectives: 1. Assess the role of community/lay health advisors in building public health capacity. 2. Identify best practices of incorporating community/lay health advisors in health education and promotion.
Sloane C. Burke, PhD, CHES

8:30 AM
Implementation and evaluation of a community navigation program to increase participation in colon cancer screening: WE CAN! (Wellness, Education, Community Awareness, and Navigation) Colon Cancer Program
Lauren Workman, BA, MPH, PhD candidate, Dawnyea Jackson, PhD candidate, Heather M. Brandt, PhD, CHES, Tina Marie Devlin, MPH, Annette Cook, MPH, CHES, Swann Arp Adams, PhD, Lucy Annang, PhD, MPH and Suzanne Swan, PhD
8:45 AM
Increasing Public Health Capacity for Emergency Preparedness in Southern California Latino Communities Using Local Community Health Workers
Biblia Kim, MPH, Thelma Gamboa-Maldonado, DrPH (c), MPH, CHES, David Busolo, MPH, RN, Ana Lisa Vargas, BA, Walleska I. Bliss, MPH, MSW(c), David T. Dyjack, DrPH and Susanne Montgomery, PhD, MPH, MS
9:00 AM
Building Community Health Promoter (CHP) capacity to promote heart health in Detroit: The Walk Your Heart to Health facilitation training
Armando Matiz Reyes, DDS, Cristina Bernal, MPH, Cindy Gamboa, Gregoria Diaz, Kristi Washington, Bernadine Hoston, Sharon Sand, MPP and Amy J. Schulz, PhD
9:15 AM
Role of promotoras (community health workers) as agents of change to promote healthy Latino communities
Melawhy Garcia-Vega, MPH, Britt Rios-Ellis, PhD, MS, Natalia Gatdula, MPHc, BS and Lilia Espinoza, PhD, MPH
9:30 AM
Navigation provided by community health workers: Expanding the cancer navigator model to chronic disease
Caroline McLeod, PhD, Kyle Peplinski, MA and Carmen-Anita C. Signes, BS

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers

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