Online Program

Utilizing Media and Communication to Address Cardiovascular Illness and Obesity (Organized by HCWG)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
This session will explore innovative health communication initiatives designed to improve cardiovascular health and obesity rates.
Session Objectives: Describe the development, implementation, and evaluation of health communication activities designed to reduce cardiovascular illness and obesity. Discuss the challenges associated with health communication activities designed to reduce cardiovascular illness and obesity. Analyze how to implement these activities alongside partners and other stakeholders.

Evaluation of the healthy weight collaborative   
Cara Orfield, MPP, Margaret Hargreaves, PhD, MPP, Charlotte Cabili, MPH, Michaela Vine, MPH and Todd Honeycutt
Parental perception of child bodyweight and health: Evidence from 309 vulnerable Mexican-American families in south Texas   
Dejun Su, PhD, Terry Huang, Ph.D., MPH, CPH, Renaisa S. Anthony, MD, MPH, Athena Ramos, MS, MBA, CPM and Drissa Toure, MD, MPH
Project healthy schools: Increasing heart healthy behaviors in middle school students through school and community collaboration   
Jean DuRussel-Weston, RN MPH CHES, Lindsey Rose Mitchell, MPH, Susan Aaronson, RD, Nicole Corriveau, BS, Caren S. Goldberg, MD and Kim A. Eagle, MD
Addressing childhood obesity and physical inactivity through a health curriculum designed for and by a community soccer league   
Isaac Koh, MPH, Jessica Nguyen, MPH (c), Lilian Correa, MPH (c), Katie Dambrun, MPH, Tina Pruna, MPH, Eddy Jara, DrPH, Juan Carlos Belliard, PhD, MPH, Thelma Gamboa-Maldonado, DrPH, MPH, MCHES and Helen Nguyen, MPH
Body mass index screening letter study - phases I and II   
Donna Kephart, MHA, Jennifer Kraschnewski, MD, MPH, Jody McCullough, AA and Barbara Blatt, M.Ed.

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

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion

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