3430.0 Let's work together: Participatory planning to build sustainable communities and reach environmental justice

Monday, October 31, 2011: 4:30 PM
Those programs that are most effective are those that have “buy-in” from the community. This is accomplished by having communities participate in identifying, addressing, and mitigating hazards in their community using methods that are culturally-appropriate. This session will examine four examples of how researchers interacted with ethnically-varied communities to identify environmental problems. Ideas will also be presented on how the participatory planning process can empower communities to work more effectively with governmental and non-profit agencies to reach shared goals.
Session Objectives: 1) Evaluate various methods used to involve community members in creating a safer and healthier environment. 2) Identify culturally-appropriate strategies used in the various communities. 3) Compare and contrast the effectiveness of participatory methods in organizing communities to address environmental problems.

Introductory Remarks
4:34 PM
Building environmental health emergency capacity and resilience in urban communities of the Inland Empire of Southern California
Thelma Gamboa-Maldonado, DrPH (c), MPH, CHES, Walleska I. Bliss, MPH, MSW(c), Biblia Kim, MPH, Gricelda Gomez, BS, David Busolo, MPH, RN, Juan Carlos Belliard, PhD, MPH, Helen Hopp Marshak, PhD, Penny Newman, David T. Dyjack, DrPH and Susanne Montgomery, PhD, MPH, MS

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Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Disability

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

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