142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Chronic Disease Screening and Prevention Strategies

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This purpose of this session is to share information about identifying best strategies for reaching people at high risk for chronic disease. The audience will learn about key components for useful technology strategies with the ability to contribute to effective programs that focus on local and community chronic health disparities, including cancer, diabetes, and cardiac-related diseases. This session will also highlight concepts of using culturally appropriate screening messaging and materials.
Session Objectives: Identify alternate opportunities for diabetes screening for at-risk U.S. adults. Explain the significance of using market research data with public health datasets to improve diabetes prevention programs at state departments of health. Describe facilitators and barriers to preventive health screening.

Midlife Women's Symptom Index as a Screening Tool for Risk Symptoms of Cardiac-related Disease
Youjeong Kang, MPH,RN, Timothy Sowicz, MSN, NP-C, Ok Kyung Ham, RN MPH PhD CHES, Wonshik Chee, PhD and Eun-Ok Im, PhD CNS MPH RN FAAN
Health Knowledge, Insurance, and Other Factors' Influence on Breast and Prostate Cancer Screening Behavior
Sasigant So O'Neil, S.M., Laura Ruttner, M.P.H., Irina Cheban, M.S., Melanie Steeves, M.P.H. and Anita Christie, R.N., M.H.A., C.P.H.Q.

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)