142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Exemplary Programming: A Parent Mentoring Model

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 : 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Deena Chisolm, PhD , Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
In alignment with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Asthma Prevention and Management Initiative, Alpha Sigma Omega Chapter in Columbus, Ohio and Nationwide Children’s Hospital partnered to create an asthma parent mentorship program to enhance parental self-efficacy for adherence to treatment plans and prevention of serious asthma exacerbation.  This presentation describes the process for planning, implementing and evaluating a provider/community based organization partnership.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe methods for developing partnerships between health care providers and community service organizations to enhance community health. Identify challenges and solutions for engaging volunteer lay health “mentors” in assisting parents with management of children with asthma disease management. List the potential benefits of long-term engagement between the public health sector and minority serving community service organizations to offer culturally-appropriate services and supports.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: tba
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.