4203.0 Integrating Violence Prevention with the Prevention of Obesity & Chronic Diseases

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session will demonstrate how Community Based Participatory Action Research and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design approaches were used to conduct Community-Engaged Mapping with students and parents to identify the areas and routes where they felt most unsafe. This session will also illustrate the challenges and benefits of using Participatory Action Research to promote healthy social and physical environments. This session aims to demonstrate promising strategies to prevent community violence as well as chronic disease for community members of all ages. This session will also illustrate the use of strength-based multi-disciplinary systems of care for high-risk youth to build resilience and positive trajectories.
Session Objectives: Describe how online mapping technology can be used to engage community members in a participatory mapping process. Explain how Participatory Action Research methods can facilitate the co-creation of culturally relevant strategies to address the intersection of violence prevention and chronic disease prevention Explain how to integrate violence prevention initiatives with obesity and chronic disease prevention in high crimes areas to increase physical activity
LeConte Dill, DrPH, MPH

Promoting positive environments for high-risk youth by working at the nexus of justice, education, and health: Lessons from Oakland, CA
Sonia Jain, DrPH, David Yusem, Alison Cohen, Henrissa Bassey, MPH, Mansi Master, MPA and Priya Jagannathan

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)