5087.0 Social Epidemiology & social determinants: implications for public policy

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 8:30 AM
This session focuses on social epidemiology and social determinents of health. The papers presented are diverse, however all are related to social epidemiology and all have implications for public policy. The papers range from a study of the effect of the epidemiology of disease, cultural practices in the "bush" of Alaska; another speaks to the use of a community based natural mentoring program for runaway and homeless youth, while a third speaks to decentralization of health care in the Phillipines that has contributed to health care disparity, and the last speaks to the use of the Family Health History in the prevention of chronic disease.
Session Objectives: 1. Discribe the effect of social epidemiology on practice in indigenous, "bush" populations. 2. Discuss the use of natural mentoring relationships to improve the lives of Runaway and Homeless Youth. 3. Describe how decentralization of health care in the Phillipines has contributed to health care disparity. 4. Explain how the family health history is used in the prevention of chronic disease.
Sarah Ailey, PhD, RNC

8:30 AM
Exploring Protective Processes among Runaway and Homeless Youth: The Role of Natural Mentors
Michelle Dang, PhD, Katherine Conger, PhD, Joshua Breslau, PhD, ScD and Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD
9:10 AM
Nurse Practitioners' levels of knowledge and comfort using genetics/genomics: Public Health Implications
Elizabeth Lloyd McGarvey, EdD, MaGuadalupe Leon-Verdin, MS, Yan Ge, BS, Jane Gurnick, BS and Anne Ertel, MS, DNP

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health

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

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