3023.0 Community-Based Participatory Projects that Increase Underrepresented Voices

Monday, October 31, 2011: 8:30 AM
This session provides creative examples of community-based intitiatives developed utilizing diverse and culturally competent partnerships and the benefits of qualitative research to address health disparities and improve access to health care services for underserved communities.
Session Objectives: 1. Explain the importance of qualitative research in engaging the community and identifying community needs and assets 2. Discuss health initiatives developed through the creation and strengthening of diverse partnerships 3. Describe the development of community-specific, culturally competent programs
Ann Loeffler, MSPH

8:30 AM
What makes a healthy community? Increasing the community voice in public health planning through qualitative research
Valerie Polletta, MS, Lisa S. Wolff, ScD, Michelle Keenan, MA, Swapnil Maniar, PhD, MPH, Steve Ridini, EdD and Wanda McClain, MPA

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

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