2014.0 Building a Culture of Healthy Living: Mobilizing Communities to Implement and Evaluate Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Strategies

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 8:00 AM
LI Course
CE Hours: 6 contact hours
Partnership: PHEHP
Statement of Purpose and Institute Overview: The purpose of this institute is to enhance participants' skills, knowledge, and ability to implement and evaluate population-based interventions (i.e., policy, systems, and environmental changes) that address chronic disease prevention and health promotion. The CDC's Healthy Communities Program will facilitate a skill-building and peer learning training focused on utilizing evidence- and practice-base community interventions to improve social infrastructures (e.g., engaging and sustaining community coalitions and partnerships) and built environments (e.g., developing walking paths, retrofitting streets with bike lanes and sidewalks, and creating farmerís markets and community gardens). Participants will be engaged through lecture, case studies, and hands-on training from CDC experts on developing a policy agenda, assessing community needs, developing community action plans, and implementing and evaluating policy, systems, and environmental change strategies that address key chronic disease risk factors, such as physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and tobacco use and exposure. In addition, participants will learn about and gain access to a wide range of CDC tools, resources, and products, including CDCís Community Health Assessment and Group Evaluation (CHANGE) Action Guide and Sustainability Toolkit.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss how community leaders can be mobilized and engaged to identify, prioritize, implement, and evaluate policy, systems, and environmental changes based on community needs. 2. List at least three policy, systems, and environmental change strategies that can be employed at the local level to increase opportunities for physical activity, improve access to good nutrition, and decrease the tobacco use and exposure. 3. Identify at least three CDC tools, resources, or products that can be utilized to implement, evaluate, and sustain policy, systems, and environmental changes

9:45 AM
Creating Change through a Community Health Model
Shannon Griffin-Blake, PhD and Branalyn Williams, MPH
Break: 11:30AM-2:30PM Opening General Session and Lunch on Your Own
2:30 PM
A Plan for Action
Phyllis Nichols, MPH
3:30 PM
Introduction to Evaluation: Steps for Evaluating Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Strategies
Stephanie Sargent Weaver, PhD MPH CHES, Shannon Griffin-Blake, PhD and Aisha Penson, MEd, CHES
5:00 PM
Looking Ahead: Applying and Building upon Our Lessons Learned to Expand Public Health Impact
Stephanie Sargent Weaver, PhD MPH CHES and Shannon Griffin-Blake, PhD

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

Organized by: APHA-Learning Institute (APHA-LI)

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