142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Community-Based and Community-Engaged Research

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The purpose of this session is to share information about selected evidence-based interventions implemented in targeted populations to reduce health disparities. The audience will learn about key components for conducting a community health needs assessment and successful strategies for community partnerships. This session will also describe lessons-learned, challenges and recommendations for community-based projects addressing public health issues.
Session Objectives: Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of community partnership and community engagement in addressing public health issues. Describe methods recently used to develop and pilot a community-based lead exposure awareness programs to improve health. Identify challenges and lessons learned across the intervention implementation to eliminate health disparities. Explain the importance of identifying community partners and cross-sector leveraging opportunities.

Results from a community-based participatory research intervention to promote diabetes prevention among New York City Sikh Asian Indians using a community health worker model
Jennifer Zanowiak, MA, Rucha Kavathe, PhD, Laura Wyatt, MPH, Hardayal Singh, Smiti Kapadia Nadkarni, MPH, Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH and Nadia Islam, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Public Health Social Work

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