142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Engaging the Community and Public Health Research When Environmental Disaster Strikes, the DWH Oil Spill Experience

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Daesy Behrhorst , School of Public Health, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Purpose: The Women and Their Children’s Health (WaTCH) & Wives of the Workers (WoW) studies set out to recruiting a cohort of women and children in seven Louisiana parishes severely affected by the Deepwater Horizon of 2011. The studies purpose was to investigate and monitor the effects of this catastrophic event on the physical and emotional health of its most vulnerable victims. Methods: Developing community based multi-directional network with the objective of providing insight on engaging both the affected community and Public Health researches for their mutual benefit. Results/Conclusion: It provided insight on relationship building in the community and planning a framework for future relationships between the community and research. The relationship between the community and the researchers is essential to research dependent on the community and should be addressed equally.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Environmental health sciences
Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Identify the need for a community based multi-directional network. Evaluate the information critically as it affects the affected community. Demonstrate the learned information to provide insight into community relationship building. Assess the value of planning a framework for future relationships between the community and research.

Keyword(s): Environmental Health, Community-Based Research (CBPR)

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the community liaison for this study and co-chair of the advocacy organization. I am experienced in the field of community engagement.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.