Decreasing health disparities in alcohol and other drug initiation
Learning Areas:Communication and informatics
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Analyze existing data sources to target populations to reduce health disparities Formulate innovative plans to reach high-risk ethnic groups Design an intervention to make a science-based program available on DVD at no charge Assess pilot project by coordinating with and expanding on the routine Youth Risk Behavior System data collection in intervention and non-intervention communities (measuring students’ perceptions of parental disapproval, use rates, and other variables)
Keyword(s): Alcohol Use, Health Disparities
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have served as the Public Information Coordinator in the Bureau of Substance Abuse, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and have 25 years of experience. I have been the principal or co-principal of multiple publications focusing on parent-child communication. I have degrees in nursing, special education and a PhD in social policy. Among my scientific interests has been the development of alcohol prevention educational materials for parents.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.