142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Building healthier communities through nursing science

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014 : 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Jennifer Robinson, PhD, RN, FAHA , University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS
This presentation will give an overview of research on individual health behaviors, the  Public health impact of insufficient physical activity, and growing body of neighborhood and contextual research. There is an interrelation of multilevel factors on individual health, including socioecological models.

In addressing leading health problems in the US, examples  from a program of research in neighborhood and contextual influences on individual and community health will be presented.

Learning Areas:

Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related education
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related nursing
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Discuss current research in social and environmental context. List 1 way nursing science is currently being implemented to improve public health

Keyword(s): Nurses/Nursing, Public Health Research

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Robinson's research is in physical activity, neighborhood context, and health disparities associated with geographic location and socioeconomic position. She uses a social epidemiological approach with a focus on cardiovascular, cancer, and obesity outcomes. She has expertise in the use of geographic information systems (GIS), multilevel statistical modeling, physical activity, working with minority populations, and experience with the Jackson Heart Study, a large, prospective cohort study that is investigating causes of cardiovascular disease health disparities
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.