Online Program

Religion in Health: Beliefs, Practices, and Avenues for Intervention

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The purpose of this session is intended to define the impact faith-based communities have on public health interventions.
Session Objectives: Explain the relationship and potential impact of health and religion. Identify evidence-based practice utilized in religious communities to address health disparities. Identify the importance of strengthening the relationship between faith and public health communities.

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Building capacity of faith and public health leaders: Aligning perspectives to eliminate health inequities   
Manjusha Saxena, MPH, Sophie Naji, MPHc, Wesley Epplin, MPH, Devangna Kapadia, MS MPH, Shirley Fleming, RN, CNM, MSN, MDiv, DrPH, Kirsten Peachey, MSW, MDiv, DMin, Elena Grossman, MPH and Steve Binns, MPH
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Use of faith-based health teams to prevent the complications and onset of type 2 diabetes   
Lesli Johnson, LISW-S, PhD and Sharon Denham, DSN, RN; Professor Emerita
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Evaluation of an evidence-based HIV prevention intervention to enhance relevance in African American faith settings   
Tamara Taggart, MPH, PhD, Alexandra Lightfoot, EdD, Briana Woods-Jaeger, PhD, Melvin Jackson, MSPH and Linda Riggins, BA
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Heals: A faith-based hypertension control and prevention program for African American churches   
Sunita Dodani, M.B.B.S (MD), FCPS, MSc, Ph.D., Irmatine Bealyer, PhD, Ryan Butterfield, MPH, DrPH(c), Collisa Mahin, MPH, CHES and Sahel Arora, MD
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Understanding christian African American's religious beliefs and organ donation intentions   
Dana Robinson, MPH, Susan Gerbensky Klammer, BS, Jennie Perryman, PhD, RN, Nancy Thompson, PhD, MPH and Kimberly Arriola, PhD, MPH
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Lessons learned from a collaborative community-based diabetes education program   
Monica Motley, MSEd, MPH, PhD, J. Elisha Burke, D.Min., Kathryn Hosig, PhD, MPH, RD, Eileen Bill, EdD, Ann Forburger, MS and Eleanor Schlenker, PhD, RD
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More than a picnic: It's a family affair for lifestyle behavior change   
Mary Shaw, PhD, MCHES, Kentya Ford, DrPH, CHES, Brandy Rollins, MPH, CHES, Kamran Baig, M.B.B.S, MPH, FRSPH, Desiree Mosley, B.S, MPH (c) and Claudia Coggin, PhD
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Community perceptions of health disparities: Results from an evaluation of a faith-based coalition   
Jaime Gutierrez, MPH, Carlos Devia, MA, Linda Weiss, PhD, Charmaine Ruddock, M.S., Tongtan Chantarat, MPH, CLC, Joyce Davis, MDiv (candidate), Maxine Golub, MPH, Toni Carter, RN, Ellenrita Purcaro, BA, Rosa Rosen, JD, Evalina Irish-Spencer, MS, RD, Brenda Barretto, CMA, Robert Foley, DMin, DD and Neil Calman, MD

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community

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