The 2010 Social Work Section Program for the 138th APHA Annual Meeting in Denver
It is no easy feat to develop and deliver a section program; this year brought unique challenges. Our program chair, Whitney Mende,l has worked under the tutelage of Dr. Rob Keefe. Mendel is a doctoral student at SUNY Buffalo, who will attend her first APHA meeting this fall! Whitney and Rob, thanks for all that you have done. Whitney, your leadership and interpersonal skills are remarkable always attentive to the details, accessible, and responsive!
Because rooms are subject to change, we encourage each of you to verify room assignments against the final program distributed by APHA.
For a PDF version of this schedule, click HERE.
SUNDAY, NOV. 7, 2010: 4:00 P.M.
285.0 Social Work Section Business Meeting and Reception Hyatt Regency Mineral Hall B
MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010: 6:30 A.M.
309.0 Social Work Section Business Meeting Hyatt Regency Quartz A
MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010: 8:30 A.M.
3065.0 Child welfare: policy impacts
Moderator: B. Cornet, MSW, MPH
8:30 a.m. — You can count on me, kid: Social cohesion and the health of youth in urban environments J. Liu, PhD, MBA, MS; J. Rissi, PhD; P. Garcia-Filion, MPH; P. Radford, MD
8:45 a.m. — Child Well-Being in the Early Years of Welfare Reform: What Really Mattered? R. Stone, PhD; D. Kemp, MSSW, PhD; G. Barber, PhD
9:00 a.m. — Serving gang-involved Latino youth: Strengths and service gaps for a community violence prevention plan R. Olate, PhD, Assistant Professor; C. Salas-Wright, PhD Student; M. Vaughn, PhD, Assistant Professor
9:15 a.m. — Supporting military families with young children: Results from a needs assessment and pilot phase of a home-based prevention program for National Guard/Reserve families D. Prouty, MSW; A. Ross, MSW; S. Bryant, MSW; E. Maynard, BA; E. DeVoe, PhD
MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010: 10:30 A.M.
Elizabeth Clark PhD, MPH, MSW,
Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers will join us and celebrate the importance of public health social work practice.
Hyatt Regency Summit 25
MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010: 12:30 P.M.
3247.0 Educating a public health social work workforce to promote social justice Hyatt Regency Summit 25
Moderator: T. Thomas, MSW, MPH
12:30 p.m. — Renters for life: Ensuring healthy housing that supports physical well-being for all of our communities D. R. Smith, MPH/MSW; G. Lemus; E. Cabuslay, MPH; S. Morrow, MD, MPH, MBA
12:45 p.m. — Youth transitions in bullying and victimization status: A latent class analysis A. Powell, PhD; D. Brisson, PhD; K. Bender, PhD; S. Forrest-Bank, MSW; J. Jenson, PhD
1:00 p.m. — Cash assistance and social justice from the perspective of low-income mothers: Community participation to change the dialogue on welfare policies J. Rabinowich, BA; A. Ortiz; I. Sullivan; J. Breaux, MPH, CHES; M. Welsh, BA; M. Chilton, PhD, MPH
1:15 p.m. — Social work interest in prevention: New findings from an ongoing content analysis of the professional literature B. J. Ruth, MSW, MPH; J. W. Marshall, MSW, MPH; E. Hill, MSW, MPH; L. A. Taranto, MSW, MPH; S. Sisco, MPH, MSSW
1:30 p.m. — An examination of occupational health phenomena: Secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue and burnout among social workers in Montana J. Caringi, PhD; E. Hardiman, PhD; P. Weldon; H. C. Kim; L. Strand
MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010: 2:30 P.M.
3279.0 Poster Session: Social Justice
Organizer: R. H. Keefe, PhD, ACSW
Moderator: W. Mendel, PhD Student
Board 1 — An evaluation of GTO for pregnancy prevention programs J. A. Saunders, PhD, MSSW, LISW
Board 2 — Social supports and mental health needs of caregivers of those with early-onset dementia E. Rinfrette, MSW, PhD Candidate
Board 3 — Promoting Social Justice through Service Learning E. Saunders, MSW, MPH, PhD
Board 4 — A Pilot Project to Identify Opportunities to Increase the Number of Formerly Incarcerated Veterans Successfully Linked to Health Care for Reentry Veterans Services S. R. Henry, DPH, MPH; H. Saifu, BA; J. F. McGuire, PhD; M. Wildy, MSW; J. Brosnan, RN, PhD; M. Y. Iguchi, PhD; L. Gelberg, MD, MSPH; L. V. Rubenstein, MD, MSPH
Board 5 — Grocery shopping in your neighborhood may be dangerous to your health R. H. Keefe, PhD, ACSW; W. Mendel, PhD Student; K. Patterson, PhD
Board 6 — Youth mentoring relationships: The role of mentor expectations and characteristics in relationship closeness and duration R. Spencer, EdD, LICSW; R. Wasserman, BA; A. M. Basualdo-Delmonico, MS; S. M. Jeon
Board 7 — Perceived Discrimination and Fear of Deportation among Latino Immigrants in the U.S. D. Becerra, PhD; M. Gurrola, PhD; J. Castillo, PhD
Board 8 — Putting Census data to work: Educating social workers and community practitioners to use community data sources to inform practice D. Ray, MSW
Board 9 — Neighborhood safety and delays in health care among children with special health care needs F. Gibbs, MPH; L. R. Robinson, Phd MPH; S. Visser, MS; R. Perou, PhD
Board 10 — When words can't help: Women's literacy in domestic violence shelters E. Teeter, BSW; M. Peck, MSW, PhD
MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010: 6:30 P.M.
349.0 Insley-Evans Award Ceremony
Mineral Hall F
TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2010: 7:00 A.M.
409.0 Social Work Section Business Meeting Hyatt Regency Centennial Ballroom C
TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2010: 12:30 P.M.
4217.0 Eliminating health and mental health disparities in access to care Hyatt Regency Capitol Ballroom 5
Moderator: J. Hasting
12:30 p.m. — Increasing men's access to health services: A case management intervention at workforce development programs in Upper Manhattan B. Armstrong, DSW; D. Kalmuss, PhD; C. Leruth, MPH; J. Gonzalez, LCSW; E. Zambrano; D. L. Bell, MD, MPH
12:45 p.m. — Barriers and facilitators to depression treatment completion among low-income, minority patients seeking care within a public emergency department A. Wells, PhD, MSW; I. Lagomasino, MD, MSHS; D. Gonzalez, BA; J. Green, MSW
1:00 p.m. — Access to primary health care for racial minority women in Canada: Opportunities for social work and social justice to impact barriers and facilitators of effective health care C. Williams, PhD; N. Massaquoi, MSW, PhD Candidate; M. Redmond, MSW, PhD Candidate
1:15 p.m. — Health and mental health care disparities in Asian American women: Results from the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS) H. B. Appel, PhD, MPH; A. L. Ai; B. Huang, PhD; C. Lin, PhD
TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2010: 4:30 P.M.
4388.0 Community efforts to promote social justice Hyatt Regency Mineral Hall B
Moderator: B. J. Ruth, MSW, MPH
4:30 p.m. — Social workers as connectors in community level disease control efforts in Kassala State, Sudan C. Waters, MSW/MPHc; C. Cunningham, BA; S. Idris Okoued, MPH; S. Hassan Mustafa, MPHc
4:45 p.m. — Utilizing Photovoice in Community Practice: Giving voice to People Living with Disabilities A. Vitriol, MSW, MPH; K. Felman; T. Thomas, MSW, MPH
5:00 p.m. — Promoting behavioral and oral health literacy in rural communities among older adults E. T. Jurkowski, MSW, PhD; C. J. Lautar, RDH, PhD
5:15 p.m. — Models of community governance in the Good Neighborhoods: Authentic community participation, community well being and social justice L. M. Gant, PhD, LMSW; L. Hollingsworth, MSW, PhD; T. Shanks, MSW, PhD; P. Allen-Meares, MSW, PhD; P. Miller, MSW; R. Williams, MSW
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10, 2010: 8:30 A.M.
5086.0 Moving from disparities to equity in social work practice Hyatt Regency Capitol Ballroom 7
Moderator: J. A. Saunders, PhD, MSSW, LISW
8:30 a.m. — Globalization of emotion work: Fear management in child protection work with undocumented immigrant families E. M. Slayter, PhD, MSW; K. Kriz, PhD
8:45 a.m. — Chernobyl Nuclear Catastrophe: Existential Crisis from an Environmental Justice Perspective I. Morozova
9:00 a.m. — Predictors of Access to Needed Health and Mental Health Services among Sexual Minority Youth: Findings from The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health K. Williams, PhD, MSW
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10, 2010: 12:30 P.M.
5189.0 Immigrants and refugee: health and social justice Hyatt Regency Capitol Ballroom 7
Moderator: E. Saunders, MSW, MPH, PhD
12:30 p.m. — Advancing Social Justice for Immigrants and Refugees – Completing a Cultural Health Assessment E. Congress, MSW, DSW, LCSW
12:45 p.m. — Examining the etiology of crack use among Latino immigrant day laborers in New Orleans N. Negi, PhD, MSW; A. Valdez, PhD; A. Cepeda, PhD; C. Kaplan, PhD
1:00 p.m. — African women's experience of refugee services: A social justice issue H. Nyiransekuye, PhD in Social Work
1:15 p.m. — Undocumented Latinas in small town USA: Surviving the hostile implementation of Section 287g by local law enforcement T. Hancock, MSW, DSW; M. Jimenez McGee, MSW
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Managing Health Care in the New Economic Environment
Online course opportunity - Managing Health Care in the New Economic Environment
To increase knowledge about the changing health care landscap,e Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, working in collaboration with the New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice, developed on online distance education course for multidisciplinary health care practitioners. This course that provides an introduction to basic concepts of managing health care was recently revised to provide the most up to date information about managing health care in the new economic environment. This course will help public health social workers and other health care professionals increase their understanding of managing health care concepts in order to develop interventions that maintain a high quality of care and consumer satisfaction, while containing costs.
Each of the six modules take approximately 2 hours to complete through independent study - PowerPoint lectures, assigned readings, and quizzes. This asynchronous online program can be accessed at any time.
The topics/modules covered are:
I. Managing Health Care in the New Economic Environment: The Basics
The complex historical, social and market forces that have shaped contemporary health care finance, delivery and practice are presented.
II. How it Works
Fundamental concepts are explained including the various types of plans and systems for reimbursement for services provided. The health plans for public benefits - Medicaid and Medicare - are also highlighted.
III. Alphabet Soup for the Economist's Soul
The importance of the underlying economic models with case studies is stressed. Those enrolled will also learn about cost/benefit analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, cost/utility analysis.
IV. Advanced Care Management
How is medical care managed under various health plan arrangements? The focus of this unit is on disease and case management, utilization management, various uses of data, and the central topic of importance for health care practitioners: the quality of care. The managed approach to the provision of mental health and substance abuse treatment services, and behavioral health care are also explored.
V. Ethical Issues
Utmost on the minds of health care practitioners today are ethical dilemmas brought about by health plans and their reimbursement methods; the confidentiality and privacy of medical records; the
freedom or limitations on autonomous practice by providers; and the choices and rights of consumers, as well as equal access and health care disparities.
VI. The Future
What are the trends in the market? Are new patterns emerging of finance and delivery of health care? What shape might current health care reform efforts take?
Continuing education credit is available. If you are interested, you can find out more about the course and register here or e-mail Dr. Elaine Congress at email@example.com.
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