3452.0 Disease Prevention

Monday, October 31, 2011: 4:30 PM
This session focuses on disease prevention. The presentations range from: reducing the incidence of breast cancer in the African American community; using Goal Attainment Scaling to prevent diabetes; reducing environmental asthma triggers; and using a mobile health unit for flu vaccinations.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the level of knowledge about breast cancer in the African American Community. 2. Discuss the use of Goal Attainment Scaling to assist clients to meet their personal health behavior goals. 3. Decribe the components of an Asthma home visit. 4. Evaluate the implications of using a mobile unit for flu vaccination.

4:50 PM
Using Goal Attainment Scaling in an Intervention to Prevent Diabetes in African Americans
Carolyn L. Blue, RN, PhD, CHES, Todd Lewis, PhD, LPC, NCC and Lori Mattox, BS, MS
5:30 PM
Using a Mobile Health Unit (MHU) to Provide Influenza Vaccines for College Students
Reginald Fennell, PhD, CHES, EMT-P, Christopher Escue, MS, CHES, Samantha Palumbo, Kathleen Garner and Suzanne Stricklin, MSN

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing

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

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