271242 Promoting health equity through the National Prevention Strategy: Overview

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

Corinne Graffunder, DrPH, MPH , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
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:
Program planning
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the National Prevention Strategy (NPS)overview and its public health significance. 2. Describe the NPS four strategic directions and their implications for social work, community health, practice and policy. 3. Demonstrate how the potential evidence-based prevention strategy for your community of interest and its relationship to the National Prevention Strategy.

Keywords: Health Promotion, Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Corinne Graffunder, DrPH, MPH, is currently in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of the Associate Director for Policy serving as the Director, National Prevention. Corinne joined the CDC in 1987 and has held positions in CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control and National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. She is recognized as a national expert and spokesperson on the primary prevention of violence.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

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.