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271231 Promoting health equity through the National Prevention Strategy
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
On June 16, 2011 the Surgeon General and the National Prevention Council released the National Prevention Strategy (NPS). NPS is a comprehensive plan based on evidence-based approaches designed to increase the health of Americans at every stage of their lives. It is the community prevention and empowerment aspect of the Affordable Care Act. This strategy was developed collaboratively by 17 federal agencies and in consultation with diverse community and public health stakeholders. The NPS emphasizes prevention of disease through community capacity building, expansion of quality preventive services, and eliminating health disparities. Social work has a long tradition of transforming communities through social change and community health improvement. The APHA Social Work Section will host an in-depth panel discussion on the NPS from the nation's leading experts in social work, community health, practice, policy and Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR).
Expert panelists will discuss and outline the goals of the NPS as related to core areas of social work.
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences
Keywords: Community Health Planning, Community Preventive Services
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Larry Cohen, founder and Executive Director of Prevention Institute, has been an advocate for public health, social justice, and prevention since 1972. Larry established Prevention Institute in 1997 as a national non-profit center dedicated to improving community health and well-being by building momentum for effective primary prevention.
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.