142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Examining Rural Public Health

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The purpose of this session is to better understand the causal pathways of varying contextual factors for rural populations, in order to design and implement interventions in rural communities. Audience members will also learn about the impact that social networks within a community have on rural health outcomes. This session will allow in-depth insight into the functions of rural public health and future progression of studies devoted to reducing health disparities in rural areas.
Session Objectives: Identify contextual factors at the intrapersonal, interpersonal, school, and community level that influence rural adolescents. Explain how social support and community networks shape perceptions and impact health outcomes and can improve designs of community-based interventions. Describe the impact of rural community engagement in the development of alternatives to improve their health and well-being.
Michelle Williams, PhD, MPH, CHES

First public health theme park in a rural area in Colombia
Leonardo Garzón, DMD, MA (Administration), Health Services Management and Quality Management Specialist, Andrea Moya, MS (Environmental Studies), Eliana Ivont Hurtado-Sepulveda, RN, Health Services Management Specialist, Auditor of Integrated Management Systems, Natalia Aldana, MD and Daniel Gallego-Perez, MD, DrPh(c)

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Medical Care Section, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

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