271243 Promoting health equity through the National Prevention Strategy: Policy Implications for Social Work

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Marice Ashe, JD, MPH , Public Health Law Program, Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA
Meredith Minkler, DrPH, MPH , Department of Health and Social Behavior, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA
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:
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 laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the National Prevention Strategy (NPS) and its public health significance. 2. Describe the NPS policy implications for social work and community health 3. Identify policies that impact your community of interest and their relationship to the NPS

Keywords: Health Promotion, Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As founder and Chief Executive Officer of ChangeLab Solutions, Marice Ashe has launched and directs multiple pioneering efforts to improve public health outcomes through the use of law and policy.
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.