Online Program

Recognizing and promoting health as a human right: What is the role of public health?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Human rights based approaches in public health are critical to providing universal, quality health to all and realizing the vision of eliminating health disparities. In this session, prsenters discuss challenges in realizing the global Right to Health, describe collaborations between human rights-based and public health advocacy communities to addressing health disparities through action on the social determinants of health, and identify opportunities for policy makers to draw upon lessons learned to improve health access and quality of care for all.
Session Objectives: Describe human rights based approaches to addressing health disparities and improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations whilst promoting the recognition of health as a human right.
Khusdeep Malhotra, BDS, MPH

Health information's role in achieving the right to health   
G. Pamela-Renée Crawford, MPhil, SM, MS, PhD, David D. Celentano, ScD, MHS, Nancy K. Roderer, MLS and Robert S. Lawrence, MD
Local program evaluation leads to improved access to care, program sustainability, and increased collaboration with global implications   
Alison O. Jordan, LCSW, Kevin Moore, PsyD, Lawrence J. Ouellet, PhD and Paul Teixeira, DrPH, MA
Achieving access to health coverage for cofa-migrants   
Franco Ciammachilli, Kathy Ko Chin, Priscilla Huang, JD and Paulo Pontemayor, MPH*

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

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Law, APHA-International Human Rights Committee, Medical Care, Public Health Nursing, Women's Caucus, Chiropractic Health Care

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