4391.0 Putting Prevention to Work (CCPW) in Latino Communities

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 4:30 PM
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided funding to carry out evidence-based clinical and community-based prevention and wellness strategies that deliver specific, measurable health outcomes that address chronic disease rates. In response to the Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) developed an initiative– Communities Putting Prevention to Work – administered by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control. The goal of the program is to reduce risk factors and prevent/delay chronic disease and promote wellness in both children and adults. A nationwide CPPW application process resulted in the selection of 50 cities in March of 2010 to implement population health policy and environmental changes in the areas of obesity and tobacco use. A number of cities with large Hispanic populations were selected to participate in the program. This session brings together evaluators for the Pima County, Arizona and San Antonio, Texas CPPW grants to present an overview of the CPPW obesity prevention approach and identify models that have informed the evaluation process and structure for these two majority Latino communities.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify common themes in evaluation of broad based policy change efforts 2. Explain the significance of meso-level municipal structures in policy change 3. Explain how population health strategies are translated into planned policy change 4. Describe models for evaluating policy change in community based disease prevention efforts

4:30 PM
Evaluating policy change for population-based obesity prevention efforts in Latino communities
Jennifer Hixon, MPH, Lua Zawacki, MPH, Jennifer Bolduc, Jennifer L. Shaw, MAP, MPH, DrPH, Rebecca Drummond, MA, Ximena Urrutia-Rojas, DrPH and Maia Ingram, MPH
4:50 PM
Evaluating Meso-Level Municipal Barriers to Implementing Obesity Policy Change
Jennifer Hixon, MPH, Jennifer Bolduc, Jennifer L. Shaw, MAP, MPH, DrPH and Ximena Urrutia-Rojas, DrPH
5:30 PM
Evaluation of policy change efforts: Lessons learned
Jennifer Bolduc, Lua Zawacki, MPH, Jennifer Hixon, MPH, Maia Ingram, MPH, Ximena Urrutia-Rojas, DrPH, Jennifer L. Shaw, MAP, MPH, DrPH and Rebecca Drummond, MA

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Organized by: Latino Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus

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

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