273165 Promoting health equity through the National Prevention: Education/Research Implications

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

Paula Allen-Meares, MSW, PhD , Office of the Chancellor, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Michele Kelley, ScD , School of Public Health, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
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
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the educational and research implications of the National Prevention Strategy (NPS) 2. Describe educational and research approaches for social work, community health, practice and policy. 3. Identify evidence-based prevention strategies that address health disparities in your community of interest

Keywords: Health Promotion, Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Paula Allen-Meares is the Chancellor and John Corbally Presidential Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Major themes in my research include improving the mental health/health of poor children and adolescents of color; adolescent pregnancy; and the strengths of African-American parents and communities. I've participated in a research study on the developmental outcomes for youth whose primary caregiver has a mental illness; examined family, social, personal and community factors that predict youth resiliency.
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.