Online Program

Implementation and evaluation of innovative community based solutions to engage local people in their own solutions

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This session will feature innovative community based solutions that have been used engage local people in their own solutions. This presentation will highlight successes and limitations to evaluation design and execution, and share recommendations for evaluating future community-driven health promotion initiatives focused on community-driven policy, systems and environmental change. Lessons learned in engaging youth in program evaluation will be shared. The efforts of downtown development districts in implementing community-based microwellness programs and community health improvement will be described. This session will also focus on the process, outcomes and replicability of VideoVoice for maximum participant benefit.
Session Objectives: List lessons and recommendations for evaluating complex community-driven, policy, systems, and environmental change initiatives Identify place-based strategies that engage small employers in shared efforts to improve employee health and wellness. Describe step-by-step processes for building capacity among multiple sectors and community members in active design projects.

Healthy Maine streets: An innovative partnership led by downtown development districts   
Kala E. Ladenheim, PhD, MSPH, CPH, Anne Ball and Philip DiRusso, MS
Advancing community-driven action research: Walkability assessments through videovoice   
Tony Dang, BA, Wendy Alfsen, JD, Diana Rodriguez, MariaJose Diaz, Christopher Chavez and Jason Rovira
Active design in NYC: Multi-sector partnerships and community engagement strategies   
Emma Rodgers, MS, Devin Madden, MPH and Sarah Wolf, MPH, RD
Evaluating community-driven initiatives focused on policy, systems, and environmental change: Lessons learned from building model communities in suburban cook county, Illinois   
Kelsey Gilmet, RN, MN, Gina Massuda Barnett, MPH, Steve Seweryn, EdD, MPH, Christina Welter, DrPH, MPH, Rachael Dombrowksi, MPH, Michael Fagen, PhD MPH, Maryann Mason, PhD, Devangna Kapadia, MS MPH, Sarah B. Welch, MPH, Yuka Asada, MHSc RD, Wesley Epplin, MPH and Soyang Kwon, PhD

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

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development

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