Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Community based Participatory Approaches (CBPA) to Promote Equity: Addressing inequities in Infant Mortality

March 31, 2011 12:00PM to 1:00PM EDT

A Community-based participatory approach (CBPA) to promoting health is recognized as a critical strategy in addressing health inequities such as infant mortality among socially disadvantaged and marginalized communities. By empowering grass roots advocates and community leaders through a CBPA, the entire community can help steer the project towards goal achievement.

This free Webinar will :
• Describe the principles inherent in a community-based participatory approach (CBPA) and their relevance for promoting health equity. Discuss scope, severity and impact of inequities associated with infant mortality. And identify best practices that use CBPA to reduce infant mortality inequities.

Featured Speakers

Thomas Schlenker, MD, MPH (Director of Public Health, Madison and Dane County
and Lilliam Peake, MD, MPH (District Health Director, Thomas Jefferson Health District)
Presented by the University of Virginia Master of Public Health Program.
In collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Public Health Association

Please save the date and get approval to participate in the Madison Building, Mezzanine Conference Room from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Local Health Districts are invited to participate in this event via videoconference. Please register for this course in TRAIN under Course No. 1026477.

To join via polycom, contact Rich Watson at or 804-864-7179. If you prefer to join us at the Madison Building site, contact Susan Triggs at or 804-864-7429.

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