HELI Alumni Presentations & Poster Sessions at APHA 2016!

The APHA 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo is coming up October 29-November 2 in Denver, Colorado!

Many HELI Alumni and Faculty will be there to share posters & presentations so we’ve compiled a list for some initial orientation. It’s not exhaustive, but it’s a start! HELI Alumni at APHA 2016 (PDF)

Health Equity Leadership Institute
APHA 2016
Presenters & Attendees

Sunday, October 30

2:30 – 3:30 PM
Poster Presentation
Session 2042.0: Innovative Approaches to Improving Maternal Services and Preventing Infant Mortality
Improving Knowledge and Behavioral Intentions Associated with Determinants of Infant Mortality in Southern Mississippi: Let’s Start with Head Start Families 
Danielle Fastring and Susan Mayfield-Johnson


Monday, October 31

9:10 – 9:30 AM
Oral Presentation
Session: 3043.0 LEEAD Scholars Working to Evaluative Equality in Latino Populations
Impact of Foreign Aid on HIV/AIDS Rates in Latin America: What Do We Need to Do?
Juan DelaCruz

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Session 3168.0: Invited Panel: Immediate postpartum contraception: Clinical considerations, the health policy landscape, and implementation in real-world settings
Healthcare provider concerns about immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) AND Opportunities to Expand Access to Long Acting Reversible Methods: Gaps in Provider Practice
Nicholas Schmuhl, Emily Olson, Cynthie Anderson, Deborah Ehrenthal, Crystal Gibson, Jacob Lauer

11:30 AM – 11:50 AM
Oral Presentation
Session 3127.0: Ensuring access to cancer screening: Barriers, benefits, and barbershops
Utilizing Black barbershops and salons to conduct a family health history intervention to promote colorectal cancer screening among African Americans
Mary A. Garza, Mia Smith Bynum, Luciana Assini-Meytin, Shawnta Jackson, India C. James, Priya J. Parikh, Amanda M. N. Pumphrey, Diamond Greene, McAllister O. Egbire-Molen, Erica T. Casper, Stephen B. Thomas

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Poster Presentation
Session 3196.0: Innovations in provider education and care delivery
Improving Quality of Care in Community Health Centers through Ambulatory Care Accreditation
Jie Chen, Suma Nair

1:06 PM – 1:24 PM
Oral Presentation
Session 3234.3: Discrimination, Risky Behaviors, and Violence – Public Health Epidemiology and Heath Disparities Research
Emotional and physical reactions to perceived racial discrimination and self-reported health: Arizona Behavioral Risk Surveillance System 2012-2014
Kellee White, Jourdyn Lawrence, Jason Cummings

2:30 PM – 03:30 PM
Poster Presentation
Session 3303.0: Chronic Disease Prevention and Management
Health Advocates In-Reach and Research (H.A.I.R.): Transforming Black barbershops and salons to promote colorectal cancer screening
Mary A. Garza, Shawnta Jackson, Luciana Assini-Meytin, Danielle Motley, Erica T. Casper, Ronneal Matthews, Kester Williams, Mia Smith Bynum, Susan R. Passmore, Stephen B. Thomas

3:30 PM – 03:50 PM
Oral Presentation
Session 3362.0: Issues in Male Mental and Coping Strategies
“Toughin’ It Out”: Understanding Mental Health Coping Strategies among Black Men
Craig S. Fryer, John Hart, Dominic Hosack, Susan R. Passmore, Stephen B. Thomas


Tuesday, November 1

8:50 AM – 09:10 AM
Oral Presentation
Session 4061.0: How Can We ‘Health’ You? Exploring Health Promotion Initiatives in Poor Health Populations
Challenge and Opportunity of Islamophobia: Building Trust with an Islamic Community to Promote Health
Susan R. Passmore, Norah Eid Aljohani, Shawnta Jackson, Stephen B. Thomas

9:30 AM – 09:50 AM
Oral Presentation
Session 4017.0: Impacts of Race on Health, Health Equity, and Community Health
Use of critical race theory as a theoretical framework in the examination of obesity
Francoise Knox-Kazimierczuk, Karly Geller and Meredith Shockley-Smith

10:30 – 11:30 AM
Poster Presentation
4075.1: Community Health Planning and Policy Development (CHPPD) Section Poster Sessions
Increasing Research Capacity in Mississippi Communities: Evaluation of the Community Research Fellows Training Program
Danielle Fastring, Susan Mayfield-Johnson, Tanya Funchess, Candice Green, Victoria Walker, and Georgette Powell

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Poster Presentation
4083.0: Pathways to Public Health Intervention
Influence of Social Norms on Flu Vaccination Among African-Americans
Karen Hilyard, Amelia Jamison, Vicki Freimuth, Donald Musa, Gregory Hanock, Ji An, Ogochukwu Ezumba, Sandra Crouse Quinn

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Poster Presentation
4081.0: Issues and Programming in Men’s Health
Leveraging the family influence of African American women in prostate cancer prevention efforts: A culturally-responsive approach
Olihe Okoro

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
Oral Presentation
Session 4113.1: Health Equity and Incarceration: A Public Health Response
Re-envisioning Health Planning and Promotion Strategies in the Jail Setting using a CDC Evidence-Based Intervention
Anthony J. Santella, Janet Wiersema, Alison Dansby, and Alison O. Jordan

10:50 AM – 11:10 AM
Oral Presentation
Session 4145.0: Transforming community behavioral health: Local health departments, cross-agency collaborations and health homes
Effect of Local Health Departments on Preventable Emergency Department Visits for Individuals with Mental Disorders — Evidence from the State of Maryland
Jie Chen, Robin Bloodworth, Benjamin L. Cook, Howard Goldman, Michael Rendall, Stephen B. Thomas, Charles Reynolds

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM|
Paper Presentation
Session 4212.0: Black Women’s Health Matters
Implications of Psychosocial and Sociocultural Factors on Obesity Prevalence in African American Women
Francoise Knox-Kazimierczuk, Debra Bryant

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Poster Presentation
Session 4166.0: Current work in substance use epidemiology, treatment, and policy
Preliminary Successes with the Louisville, KY Metropolitan Department of Health and Wellness Syringe Exchange Program; Coordinating Health policy, Community Engagement, and Health Services for Disease Prevention
Jelani Kerr, Fairouz Saad, Angela Graham, and Sarah Moyer

2:30 – 2:50 PM
Oral Presentation
Session 4295.1: Community Health Planning and Policy Development: Gender Issues in Community Health
Improving women’s health along the Mississippi Gulf Coast: Findings from focus groups on women’s preventative and reproductive health
Susan Mayfield-Johnson, Danielle Fastring, Tanya Funchess, Victoria Walker, Jasmine Taylor and Candice Green

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Oral Presentation
Session 4322.0: Innovative partnerships to impact health
Community Organizations, Public Health Departments, and Hospitals Coming Together: An Innovative Model for Collaboration and Engagement Among BUILD Partners
Dara Mendez, PhD, MPH, Ndidi Amutah, PhD, MPH, CHES, Abi Fapohunda, DrPH, MPH, MS, Bahby Banks, PhD, MPH, Jameta Barlow, PhD, MPH, Nadiah Mohajir, MPH, Maranda Ward, MPH, Ushma Mehta, PhD, MPH, Ngozi Tibbs, MPH, and Theresa Chapple-McGruder, PhD, MPH

4:50 PM – 5:10 PM
Oral Presentation
Session 4378.0: Modern Technology in Food and Nutrition
Text2BHealthy: An outcome evaluation for a targeted, text message-based nutrition education program for low-income parents
Stephanie Grutzmacher, Ashley Munger, Nicole Finkbeiner, Katherine Speirs, Lindsey Zemier, Laryessa Worthingto, Erin Braunscheidel, and Lisa Lachenmayr

4:50 PM – 5:10 PM
Oral Presentation
Session 4386.0: Modern Technology in Food and Nutrition
Text2BHealthy: An outcome evaluation for a targeted, text message-based nutrition education program for low-income parents
Stephanie Grutzmacher, Ashley Munger, Nicole Finkbeiner, Katherine Speirs, Lindsey Zemier, Laryessa Worthingto6, Erin Braunscheidel, and Lisa Lachenmayr


Wednesday, November 2

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Oral Presentation
Session 5111.0: Delivering on the Affordable Care Act
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Preventive Service Use after the Full Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
Jie Chen, Robin Bloodworth

12:30 PM – 12:50 PM
Oral Presentation
Session 5144.0: Sustaining health despite lack of wealth
Economic impact of potential closures of rural hospitals in Mississippi: A focus on economic and policy implications and alternative strategies
M. Maya McDoom, Signe Shackelford

1:30 PM – 1:50 PM
Oral Presentation
Session 5137.2: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Chronic conditions in Ghana: Implications for U.S. racial and ethnic health disparities research and policy
Helena Dagadu

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