Online Program

Elevating the role and acknowledging the potential of communities

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

George R. Flores, MD, MPH, Community Health / Disparities Program, The California Endowment, Oakland, CA
Communities can and must be full, authentic partners in all community-based research, planning, and action. Public health agencies, health care organizations, universities have excellent models to follow in interacting with, supporting, and listening to communities in efforts to transform social and environmental conditions for better health.  Additionally, the voices of youth representing their unique concerns and needs, along with their creativity and energy, should be amplified by all partners who work in and with communities. This presentation draws on relevant work of the IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement and especially its workshop highlighting the role and potential of communities.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
Describe how community organizing differs from other types of community engagement. Explain why engaging youth is important in community health improvement.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As part of my job as a grant maker, I design and advise the development of funded models, projects and programs that employ a health and equity in all policies approach. I am trained as a physician in family and preventive medicine, and have 35 years of experience as a practicing public health professional. I am a member of the IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement.
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.