3124.0 Promoting health and preventing disease in clinical practice (organized Jointly with PHEHP)

Monday, October 31, 2011: 10:30 AM
Panel Discussion
This will be a joint session between the Chiropractic Health Care Section and the Health Education and Health Promotion Section. The goal is to discuss the challenges associated with motivating patients with chronic disease and multiple co-morbidities to make behavioral changes that improve their overall health and well-being. Most of the chronic diseases which are public health priorities can only be treated with educational and motivational strategies; some of these conditions include diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and smoking. Various speakers will be invited to this panel discussion to discuss strategies that could be used by a variety of clinicians to help improve the health of their patients and clients.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss health education and promotion techniques used to motivate patients toward healthier behaviors and lifestyle changes. 2. Identify the challenges with chronic disease management in clinical practice. 3. Compare different methods for chronic disease prevention and wellness care.
William Evans, DC, PhD, CHES

10:45 AM
Motivational Interviewing
Michael Ramcharan, DC, MPH
11:00 AM
Use of Complementary and Alternative Health Care for Prevention and Health Promotion: Analysis of NHIS Data
Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, Marion Willard Evans, DC, PhD, CHES and Harrison T. Ndetan, BSc, MSc,MPH, DrPH

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

Organized by: Chiropractic Health Care
Endorsed by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Alternative and Complementary Health Practices