142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Protecting the Health of Rural and Underserved Populations – Collaboration among APHA Components

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
In this intersectional session, including Aging & Public Health, Applied Public Health Statistics, Community Health Planning, and the Student Assembly, four presentations will address a range of rural health issues including defining rural, identifying disparities in health care, preparing future rural researchers, and the intersection of health policy to rural community transformations. Defining rural is more a matter of degree (levels of rurality) when considering their relationships each other and to urban areas. How one defines rural for comparison to urban, in turn, affects the range of disparities among different demographic groups. Regardless, more researchers need to study rural health issues. Efforts are underway to promote rural research among students. Part of this session will present the results of a preliminary evaluation of one such program. The session will conclude by examining how a policy approach can be applied to strategies for improving rural health issues for all. Time for discussion will be facilitated by Drs. Gail Bellamy and Barbara Levin and moderated by Dr. Lené Levy-Storms and will include an emphasis on future intersectional collaborations around rural health issues.
Session Objectives: Identify attributes of rural and urban residence. Explore potential disparities in health care during recovery. Identify lessons learned in promoting future researchers in rural health issues. Explain a Health in All Policy approach to rural community transformations
Lené Levy-Storms, PhD, MPH

Engaging Students in Rural Health Disparities Research
K. Bryant Smalley, PhD, PsyD, Jacob Warren, Ph.D., Janie Wilson, Ph.D. and Kathryn Anderson, Ph.D., R.N.
Health in All Policies in California's Rural Community Transformation Grant Funded Communities
Genoveva Islas, MPH, Lianne Dillon, MPH, Julia Caplan, MPP, MPH, Karen Ben-Moshe, MPP, MPH, Kelsey Lyles and Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH

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Organized by: APHA-Intersectional Council

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