Women as Stewards of Family & Community Health: Community Conversations' Sister to Sister Women's Health Initiative
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Identify how Community Conversations promotes a bi-directional dialogue that empowers community participants to become actively involved in improving and maintaining their own health and their family’s health. Explain how the model increases health literacy, self-efficacy and healthcare system navigation skills among community participants. Discuss how bidirectional communication and engagement between healthcare providers and conversation participants combine in this model to promote increased shared decision-making, and thus improve quality health care and positive health outcomes among participants.
Keyword(s): Health Promotion and Education, Self-sufficiency and Empowerment
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been in the field of public health for the last ten years, both in teaching and research capacities. Part of my work with health disparities was funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at NIH. This particular work has been taking place since 2009 and expounds upon traditional health education and promotion models to increase self-efficacy and informed and shared decision making among a population of black women.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.