4278.0 Translating Social Epidemiology Into Practice

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This session looks at translating social epidemiology into practice. HOPE VI provides an opportunity to prospectively study how changes in networks relate to changes in alcohol and other drug use patterns in vulnerable populations. American Indians in the United States face numerous health, social, and economic disparities. Though data are insufficient in quality and number, alcohol abuse may disproportionately affect this population. Also examined were alcohol trajectories in relation to 13 stressful socio-environmental and health life events among middle-aged and older French adults, over 15 years of observation. Developing strategies that address multiple community health risk factors will allow for the most efficient use of resources while achieving the greatest impact on improving population health.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the rationale for integrating AOD prevention into other areas of public health strategies. 2. Assess the impact of several public policy measures on alcohol-related problems: retail outlets near Indian reservations and urban housing policy. 3. Analyze the impact of life stressors on alcohol abuse in French society.

Social networks and substance abuse trajectories: Initial outcomes from a study of planned migration in Atlanta
Aaron T. Vissman, MPH, Hannah LF Cooper, ScD, SM, Josalin Hunter-Jones, MSW, MPH, Conny Karnes, MA, Richard Rothenberg, MD and Loida Bonney, MD, MPH
Impact of stressful life events on excessive alcohol consumption in the French population: 15 years of findings from the GAZEL cohort study
Sara Tamers, PhD, MPH, Cassandra Okechukwu, ScD, Alex Bohl, PhD, Alice Guéguen, PhD, Marcel Goldberg, MD, PhD, MPH and Marie Zins, MD, PhD

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Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Mental Health, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health

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