Online Program

Public health, education, and research in integrative and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)

Monday, November 4, 2013: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
This contributed session offers a variety of presentations regarding public health, education, and research in integrative and complementary and alternative medicine. Topics include educating students in tobacco cessation counseling, chiropractic services in a military setting, creating a public health agenda for an APHA section, beliefs of CAM patients, using validity in CAM studies, and health care payment models in the economic community of West African states. These presentations may be of interest to those involved in Department of Defense healthcare, primary care, conservative care, psychosocial and behavioral investigations, and those in integrative, complementary, and alternative medicine.
Session Objectives: Discuss current issues in public health, research, and education related to integrative, complementary, and alternative medicine.
Michael Ramcharan, DC, MPH, EdD

Feasibility of using a standardized patient encounter for training chiropractic students in tobacco cessation counseling   
Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, Martha Kaeser, DC, MEd and David Beavers, M.Ed, DC, MPH
A public health agenda for the APHA chiropractic health care section: Report from the initial delphi stages of planning document development   
Claire Johnson, DC, MSEd, PhD, Bart Green, DC, MSEd, Lori Byrd, MS, John Hyland, DC, MPH and Mitchell Haas, DC, MA
Characteristics and health related beliefs of patients visiting a CAM university health center   
Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, BAMS (Ayu), MAOM, Ph.D, Kevin Rose, DC, MPH and Christos Korgan, MA

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

Organized by: Chiropractic Health Care
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health, Oral Health, Public Health Nursing, Alternative and Complementary Health Practices, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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