142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Translation of Research to Policy and Practice

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
The purpose of this session was to better understand the expansion and target dissemination mechanisms for translation of research for public health policies and practices. The audience will learn about a variety of transdisciplinary groups and the importance of program planning and interprofessional collaboration in states and communities. The session will also highlight a specific importance on a national scale-up of a curriculum-based healthy relationships program for youth. Other findings presented within this session will also be helpful for researchers and practitioners who disseminate public health programs, in order to ensure the greatest impact on the health of communities.
Session Objectives: Discuss the importance of disseminating research in an accessible format for practitioners. Explain how to translate research results into practice to improve community health. Discuss the experiences and lessons learned through translational research collaboration to professional work environment settings.

Translation and dissemination of the Walk Your Heart to Health intervention: Sustaining an evidence-based walking group intervention to promote physical activity and cardiovascular health
Cindy Gamboa, Sharon L. Sand, MPP, Amy J. Schulz, PhD, Barbara A. Israel, DrPH, Gregoria Diaz, Alisha Opperman, MSW, Zachary Rowe, BBA, Angela G. Reyes, MPH and Causandra Gaines, MSW
Program scale-up in Canada: Lessons learned from the national implementation of a healthy relationships program
Deinera Exner-Cortens, PhD, MPH, Debbie Chiodo, MA, M.Ed (Counselling Psychology) and Claire Crooks, PhD, CPsych

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, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)