5042.0 Policy, Systems and Environmental Changes to Improve Health Systems & Promote Healthier Communities

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session aims to describe the implementation and evaluation of comprehensive policy, systems, and environmental change initiatives in a variety of settings.
Session Objectives: Describe two examples of successful policy interventions to improve the health of underserved communities
Karyn M. Warsow, MS, MPH, DrPH Candidate

Understanding and addressing barriers to implementation of environmental and policy interventions to support physical activity and healthy eating in rural communities
Ellen Barnidge, PhD, MPH, Catherine Radvanyi, MPH, Amy Estlund, MPH, Kathleen Duggan, MPH, MS, RD, Freda Motton, MPH, Imogene Wiggs, MBA, Elizabeth A. Baker, PhD, MPH and Ross C. Brownson, PhD
Evaluation of Contributors to Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change among Model Communities in Suburban Cook County, Illinois
Kelsey Gilmet, RN, MN, Yuka Asada, MHSc RD LDN, Wesley Epplin, MPH, Vamsi Vasireddy, MD, MPH, Sarah Redman, MPAff, Devangna Kapadia, MS MPH and Michael Fagen, PhD MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Vision Care Section, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs, Chiropractic Health Care

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