Using Technological Innovations to Promote Healthy Communities and Racial and Ethnic Health Equity in the United States
Monday, November 4, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Mobile health (mHealth) and the use of social media through gaming are increasingly popular strategies to use mobile devices to improve health outcomes, and new technology and innovative changes to existing platforms are helping to revolutionize the field of public health.
Public health applications of mobile health technology and the use of social media are evolving to address community-level prevention of chronic, non-communicable diseases. In particular, mHealth and the use of social media can be used effectively to improve the health of minority communities in the US, as well as to contribute to efforts to promote racial and ethnic health equity at the community level.
This session will show how mHealth can be used to improve community health outcomes as part of public health interventions.
It will also demonstrate how theory-based interventions using mHealth and social media can be used to improve community health outcomes for minority communities, as well as contribute to strategies to promote racial and ethnic health equity at the community level.
Session Objectives: Explain the rationale for using mobile health (mHealth) and social media for community-level chronic disease prevention in the United States.
Demonstrate how the use of mHealth apps and gaming through social media can promote healthful choices for nutrition and physical activity at the community level, specifically within low income and minority communities in the United States.
Discuss and describe how mHealth strategies can be used in efforts to promote racial and ethnic health equity.
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Organized by: APHA
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)