The Family: The Forgotten Link in Public Health

Concurrent Sessions 5 (Invited Presenter Symposium)

M. Lelinneth (Len) B. Novilla, MD, MPH, Brigham Young University; Mary Elizabeth Hughes, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; Nomi Weiss-Laxer, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Anne W. Riley, B.S.N., M.S., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; Jerica M. Berge, Ph.D., MPH, LMFT, CFLE, University of Minnesota Medical School

Discussant/Chair: AliceAnn Crandall, Ph.D., Brigham Young University

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Location
Golden Pacific Ballroom
Session #
209
Session Type
Symposium
Organized By
Families & Health
About the Session
  • 209-01 - The Forgotten Link: Creating a Conceptual Model for Families and Public Health
    By M. Lelinneth (Len) B. Novilla, MD, MPH, Brigham Young University
  • 209-02 - Families in a 21st-Century Approach to Public Health Education, Policy, and Practice
    By Mary Elizabeth Hughes, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; Nomi Weiss-Laxer, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (PRESENTED BY NOMI WEISS-LAXER)
  • 209-03 - Identifying Concepts for Family Health Measurement: A Delphi Expert Process
    By Anne W. Riley, B.S.N., M.S., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
  • 209-04 - Where is "Family" in Public Health? Managing Chronic Health Conditions Through Relationships and Family Systems
    By Jerica M. Berge, Ph.D., MPH, LMFT, CFLE, University of Minnesota Medical School
Abstract(s)

Experts in the field of Families and Health will present on how the family fits into public health in the 21st century. Specifically, they will address how the family has largely been ignored in public health, the consequences of not involving families in public health, and how the family can be integrated into public health teaching, practice, and research. The four presenters will present a conceptual model for how families fit into public health, discuss a pathway forward to incorporating families into public health, examine measurement of family health, and provide an example of how to integrate the family system and public health. In addition, presenters will discuss how public health can collaborate with other disciplines such as family science and medicine to more effectively incorporate families into public health teaching, research, and practice. 

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