Archive | September, 2014

SAAPHI WEBINAR:Reducing Ethnic Disparities in Obesity and Diabetes between African Americans and Whites: Recognizing Cultural Components for Intervention Development

29 Sep

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 1:00-2:30PM (EST)

GUEST SPEAKER TIFFANY L. GARY-WEBB, PhD, MHS

Associate Professor Departments of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health

Dr. Tiffany Gary-Webb is an an accomplished researcher having co-authored over 90 scientific publications including journal articles, editorials, and book chapters. She is most known for her community-based intervention work which showed that nurse-case manager and community health worker team interventions improved health behaviors, health-related quality of life, and reduced emergency room visits for urban African Americans with type 2 diabetes. These studies are among the largest “targeted intervention” studies

in existence conducted exclusively among African Americans and have made a significant contribution to the literature. In fact, her work has been featured as part of several systematic reviews showing best practices for improving quality of diabetes care and in the recent book “Diabetes in Black America: Public Health and Clinical Solutions to a National Crisis”. This work has led the way for others to replicate and translate to different populations and settings. Dr. Gary-Webb’s most recent work examines the social and environmental determinants of racial disparities in obesity, particularly for African Americans. She examines whether neighborhood SES and the built environment impact weight-related health behaviors and response to weight-loss interventions. Dr. Gary-Webb holds leadership roles in several professional organizations including the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA). She is a charter member of the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN), whose mission is to influence healthy weight, freedom from obesity-related
health problems, and high quality of life for African American youth, adults, and elders.

To Participate
Webinar Registration at: http://saaphiscientificwebinar-oct8.eventbrite.com
Contact: saaphiscientific@gmail.com

SAAPHI Conference: Healthography: The Relationship of Place & Health Throughout The African Diaspora

29 Sep

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Final Call For Abstracts for SAAPHI Conference

26 Sep

ABSTRACTS DUE: September 26, 2014
The Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) is soliciting abstracts for the 2014 annual scientific symposium to be held in New Orleans, LA on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the SAAPHI pre-conference meeting. The overarching theme of this year’s pre-conference meeting is Healthography: The Relationship of Place & Health throughout the African Diaspora.
Topics of the abstracts should center on the SAAPHI theme and/or the APHA theme. While abstracts reflecting new and innovative information in any area of public health disproportionately impacting African Americans will be reviewed, presentations on the following topics are of particular interest:

  • Life Course Research (focusing on populations from birth to the elderly)
  • Gender Issues
  • Research focusing on African Diasporic Populations (African-American, Afro-Latino, West Indian and African populations)
  • Social Determinants of Health

In addition, abstracts that reflect integrative approaches to individual and community health promotion using evidence-based research, intervention guided-research, and health policy advocacy are also encouraged.

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed, evaluated, and ranked for originality, quality, topic applicability, and relation to SAAPHI issues. Please address how your research can inform current or future policies. If your research project includes an intervention, please address its sustainability. For secondary analysis, please address how this research can influence or inform current or future policies.
*Students and early professionals are especially encouraged to submit abstracts pertaining to their academic research. Please designate in your submission whether you would like your abstract to be reviewed for an oral presentation, poster presentation, or both.

Awards will be presented following delivery of the presentations and posters at the 2014 SAAPHI annual meeting.  Winners must be members of SAAPHI or become members at the time of the meeting.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS
  Abstracts must be submitted online to saaphiscientific@gmail.com

  Abstracts must be 250 words or less

  Abstracts should follow the standard format: Purpose/Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusion

  Authors will be notified by October 3, 2014

NOTE: Presenters who fail to show up for their scheduled presentations without previously notifying the program planner of cancellation will not be permitted to present papers or posters at the SAAPHI annual scientific symposium for two years following the “no-show.”

Register for the Final SAAPHI Mentoring Teleconference!: A Day in the Life of a US Public Health Service Officer!

11 Sep

download The SAAPHI Mentoring and Professional Development Affairs Committee hosts a series of teleconferences to help public health professionals and students learn more about career development in various areas of public health. This is the final teleconference planned for this year. During this call, participants will have the opportunity to learn about career options within the US Public Health Service and speak with US PHS officers. Please distribute widely and see below and the attached flyer for details.

SAAPHI September 2014 Mentoring and Professional Development Teleconference
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 3:00 – 4:30 PM (EST)
Guest Speakers:
CDR TRACY BRANCH, MPAS, PA-C & LT SHONDELLE WILSON-FREDERICK, PhD

Commander Tracy Branch is a Physician Assistant and Commissioned Officer with the United States Public Health Service with 30 years of health care and social service experience.  She currently serves as a Public Health Advisor with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health. Prior to her current appointment CDR Branch spent over 6 years as the HHS Region VII Minority Health Consultant, in Kansas City, MO.  Her additional uniformed employment includes working with the Division of Immigration Health Service in Florence, Arizona; the Indian Health Service in Wagner, SD; the Federal Bureau of Prisons, in Brooklyn, NY; and within a free health clinic in Kansas City, MO.  She has deployed internationally providing primary care services in the countries of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Republic of Marshall Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana. Commander Branch received her postgraduate Physician Assistant Certification from St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center, and a Master’s Degree in Family Medicine Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska.
 
Dr. Shondelle Wilson-Frederick is currently a Lieutenant in the United States Public Health Service and a Public Health Advisor in the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. After Dr. Wilson-Frederick completed her doctorate, she sought an opportunity to apply these skills to research focused on chronic disease prevention in underserved populations. Dr. Wilson-Frederick obtained an inter-disciplinary postdoctoral fellowship in health disparities in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH), where she currently serves as a Faculty Associate. By exploring the social and environmental exposures that produce racial disparities in the distribution of disease and illness; Dr. Wilson-Frederick’s research seeks to identify appropriate targets for reducing such disparities. Dr. Wilson-Frederick has applied qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to generate empirical data on reducing the burden of chronic diseases in underserved and minority populations.
To Participate

SAAPHI Releases New Video Highlighting Who We Are…

4 Sep

SAAPHI LogoWho We Are — The Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues

Deadline Nearing: SAAPHI Call For Abstracts

4 Sep

Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


American Public Health Association 142nd Annual Meeting – New Orleans, LA

HEALTHOGRAPHY

November 15-19, 2014

 

ABSTRACTS DUE: September 26, 2014

The Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) is soliciting abstracts for the 2014 annual scientific symposium to be held in New Orleans, LA on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the SAAPHI pre-conference meeting. The overarching theme of this year’s pre-conference meeting is Healthography: The Relationship of Place & Health throughout the African Diaspora.

Topics of the abstracts should center on the SAAPHI theme and/or the APHA theme. While abstracts reflecting new and innovative information in any area of public health disproportionately impacting African Americans will be reviewed, presentations on the following topics are of particular interest:

  • Life Course Research (focusing on populations from birth to the elderly)
  • Gender Issues
  • Research focusing on African Diasporic Populations (African-American, Afro-Latino, West Indian and African populations)
  • Social Determinants of Health

In addition, abstracts that reflect integrative approaches to individual and community health promotion using evidence-based research, intervention guided-research, and health policy advocacy are also encouraged.

 

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed, evaluated, and ranked for originality, quality, topic applicability, and relation to SAAPHI issues. Please address how your research can inform current or future policies. If your research project includes an intervention, please address its sustainability. For secondary analysis, please address how this research can influence or inform current or future policies. 

*Students and early professionals are especially encouraged to submit abstracts pertaining to their academic research. Please designate in your submission whether you would like your abstract to be reviewed for an oral presentation, poster presentation, or both.

 

Awards will be presented following delivery of the presentations and posters at the 2014 SAAPHI annual meeting.  Winners must be members of SAAPHI or become members at the time of the meeting.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS
  Abstracts must be submitted online to saaphiscientific@gmail.com

  Abstracts must be 250 words or less

  Abstracts should follow the standard format: Purpose/Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusion

  Authors will be notified by October 3, 2014

 

NOTE: Presenters who fail to show up for their scheduled presentations without previously notifying the program planner of cancellation will not be permitted to present papers or posters at the SAAPHI annual scientific symposium for two years following the “no-show.”