4201.0 Engaging Underserved Populations in Improving their Communities

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session will guide participants through a unique partnership between high school youth, educators and California WALKS in a healthy transportation equity data collection and engagement VideoVoice project. It will also describe community engagement strategies to identify the needs of Cambodian and Latino refugees. This presentation will provide specific strategies for developing a sustainable resident leadership program (especially for Spanish-speakers) and recommendations for engaging non-traditional participants in policy, research, and other health promotion efforts. This session will also aim to demonstrate the efficacy of flexible approaches to data collection and decision-making for engaging underrepresented groups and promoting local public health agencies to identify new priorities for community health.
Session Objectives: Describe effective strategies and lessons learned from involving community participants in public health initiatives, community health planning and policy development

Youth VideoVoice Engagement in Healthy Transportation Equity
Rhianna Babka, MSW, MPH and Wendy Alfsen, JD
Promoting Cambodian and Latino health using grassroots data collection strategies
Laura Hoyt D'Anna, DrPH, Megan Drda, Vattana Peong and Sundaram Rama
Identifying priorities for Vietnamese health in Santa Clara County, California: The importance of community-engaged research
Pamela Stoddard, PhD, Ngoc Bui-Tong, MHA, The-Vu Nguyen, Kate Kelsey, MPH, Mandeep Baath, MPH, Maritza Rodriguez, MPH, Anandi Sujeer, MPH, Rocio Luna, MPH and Dan Peddycord, RN

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Health Administration, Latino Caucus, Social Work, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Caucus on Homelessness, Chiropractic Health Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)