4406.0 Advocay Initiatives

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 4:30 PM
Advocacy is a critical competency for health educators and an essential strategy in profession-wide efforts to foster improvements in individual and population health in all settings. This session seeks abstracts pertaining to building effective political alliances with policymakers to strengthen and expand the resource base for behavioral/social sciences research, health education programs and practice, professional preparation in health education, and public health workforce employment.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe advocacy efforts to abate the public health threats. = 2. Identify how to reach a specific audience and provide them with useful information. 3. Discuss how consumer education can bring about regulatory action.
Robert A. Jecklin, MPH, PhD

4:30 PM
Building the OA Action Alliance: A National Platform for Osteoarthritis (OA)
Mary B. Waterman, MPH, Patience White, MD, Tai Baker, MPH, CHES and Erica L. Odom, MPH
4:45 PM
Youth Access to Tobacco Promotion on Facebook
Valerie Becker, MPH and Caroline H. Sparks, Director of Health Promotion
5:00 PM
Community health education and mobilization for systems change to reduce sugary drink consumption
K. Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, Sabrina S. Baronberg, MPH, Roger T. Hayes, MA, Raffaella E. Espinoza, MPH, Philip Noyes, MPH, MA, Anne Sperling, MPH, Jane F. Bedell, MD, Cathy Nonas, RD MS, Lynn D. Silver, MD, MPH and Andrew Goodman, MD

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

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