“having our say: Lessons learned from black women living in poor and underserved community about how to improve health promotion and service utilization
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe the different sociocultural factors that influence the health behaviors and perceived health risks of African American women living in a public housing community Discuss the role that social support networks, cultural beliefs and norms play in influencing health behaviors and perceptions about health risks among African American women living in in a public housing community. Identify the challenges and benefits of getting public housing residents to utilize the services of a community-based public health clinic situated within a public housing community. Demonstrate the importance of engaging poor women at the design phase of public health interventions and services as a method of improving effectiveness and service utilization.
Keyword(s): African American, Community-Based Health Promotion
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Prior to returning to graduate school to pursue my PhD,I worked for more than a decade as a social scientist and advocate for poor women and children. I have worked on multiple research projects to improve health outcomes for poor women and blacks covering a range of issues including HIV/AIDS, obesity, tobacco use prevention, and mental illness. Most of my scholarship focuses on engaging poor and African American populations through faith-based initiatives and community-engaged research.
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.