Online Program

Think Global, Act Local: Community-Based Public Health Around the World

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This session focuses on community-based research and public health efforts taking place in the United States and abroad, and the lessons that can be learned from understanding the challenges and benefits of community-based efforts in different international contexts. This diverse set of presentations will discuss a collaborative effort to construct a water distribution system in Cameroon, the implementation of research studies in the US and South Africa, an exploration of interorganizational partnerships in Nairobi, the application of community-engaged research principles in low resource countries, and perspectives on emergency response in rural settings.
Session Objectives: Explain the importance of collaborative community-academic partnerships to public health research and practice in international settings. Discuss similarities and differences of community-based public health conducted in the United States and in other, largely low resource, countries. Describe challenges associated with conducting community-engaged research in low resource countries and how they may be addressed.
Larkin L. Strong, PhD, MPH and Mysha Wynn, MA

Role of community-based needs assessment in collaborative engineering projects: A case study in rural Western Africa   
Daniel Kim, Natalie Pancer, Laura Skrip, PhD candidate and Paul Di Capua, MD, MBA
Lessons learned from community-engaged research in low resource countries   
Meredith Minkler, DrPH, MPH and Frederick Marais, PhD
Power of partnership: A mixed-method community exploration of interorganizational partnerships in a Nairobi informal settlement   
Rachel Berkowitz, MPH, April M. Young, MPH, Mimi Kiser, DMin, MPH, Hannah LF Cooper, ScD, SM, Lucy Kanyiya Manthi, Anthony Mkutu, Peninnah Munyiva Musyoka, Vincent Mutuku Mutiso, Michael Simiyu Mwanga, Duncan Muthuma Nguru, Anthony Mutuku Nthenge, Moses Wahor Okoth, Michael Kinyanjui Ragae and John Blevins, ThD
Perspectives on emergency response from healthcare providers and community residents: Local disaster with global implications   
Lucy Annang, PhD, MPH, Bethany Carlos, BS, Chiwoneso Tinago, MPH, Evangeline Cornelius, Louisiana Wright Sanders, MBA, Tina Bevington, L. Julia Ball, RN, PhD, Sacoby Wilson, MS, PhD and Erik Svendsen, PhD

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

Organized by: Community-Based Public Health Caucus
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Socialist Caucus, Men's Health Caucus, Caucus on Homelessness, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

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