4294.0 Advocacy, Empowerment & Collaborations - Effective Models for Healthier Communities

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The session will highlight successful examples of youth-led food, alcohol, and tobacco policy initiatives and will discuss how youth were engaged and supported in policy work. The session will also describe community-driven innovative prevention strategies to address health disparities regarding diabetes and obesity.
Session Objectives: List effective strategies used to promote health and address health disparities in underserved and disadvantaged communities. Discuss strategies used to strengthen youth-adult partnerships for implementing food, alcohol, and tobacco policies.

Community gardening: An effective strategy for empowerment, development and health promotion in underserved & disadvantaged communities
Pamela Mukaire, MEd, MPH, Sozina Katuli, MPH, La'Shay McClinton, BS, La'Shaun McClinton, MPH, Monga Chuulu-Abila, MPH, Karen Breyer, RN, MPH and Patti Herring, PhD, RN
'Bronx-CATCH': A multi-stakeholder collaboration to improve community health in the Bronx, NY
Jane F. Bedell, MD, Nicole Hollingsworth, MA, CHES, Eleanor Larrier, MPA, Alice Beckman, Barbara Candalla, Darrin O. Taylor, BA and Peter Selwyn, MD, MPH
Youth advocacy for local community health policies
Jennifer Juras, PhD and Matt Rosen, MSW, MUP

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Chiropractic Health Care

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