271244 Promoting health equity through the National Prevention Strategy: Practice Implications for Social Work

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Marjorie R. Sable, DrPH, MSW , School of Social Work, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
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:
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related education
Public health or related research

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

Keywords: Health Promotion, Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As director of the School of Social Work at the University of Missouri I have been following the National Prevention Strategy and its implications for social work with regard to the curriculum.
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.