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National Prevention Summit:
Prevention, Preparedness, and Promotion

October 26 and 27, 2006
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Washington, DC


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Thursday, October 26
8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Welcome—RADM Penelope Slade Royall, P.T., M.S.W.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Disease Prevention and Health Promotion), Office of the Secretary
Warm-Up Exercise—Reggie Freeman
Fitness Instructor, TOROBICS

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Opening Plenary Session: The Challenge of Preventing Childhood Overweight and Obesity
  Keynote Address—ADM John Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.
Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  Panel Discussion
  RADM Woodie Kessel, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Secretary
  This plenary session will be a panel presentation on childhood obesity and overweight. Lisa Hark, Ph.D., R.D., host of TLC's 2005–2006 season weekly show, "Honey We're Killing the Kids," will open the discussion on the issues families face in maintaining healthy weight. A number of challenges will be put before the panelists for discussion.
  David McCarron, M.D., FACP, is president of Shaping America's Youth. The organization has a focus on preventing childhood, teenage, and youth obesity and most recently held a series of town meetings to engage various sectors of the community in creating healthier lifestyles for children.
  Jennifer Kotler, Ph.D., works with Sesame Workshop to engage children in developing Healthy Habits for Life.
  RenĂ©e R. Jenkins, M.D., F.A.A.P., is President Elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which has an interest in the trend in weight gain among children.
10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Concurrent Workshop Session I—Healthier People
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (A1) Children
  RADM Van S. Hubbard, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP
Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service; Senior Advisor to the Secretary on Obesity, Office of the Secretary
  Linda Carson, Ed.D.
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
The Effects of Video Games To Promote Physical Activity in Obese Children
  Laura W. Hatch, M.P.H., CHES
International Food Information Council, Washington, DC
The Leader's Guide: Promoting Healthful Lifestyles From the Web to Community-Based Settings
  Cara Texler, M.P.H., R.D., L.D.
Columbus Public Health, Columbus, Ohio
The Healthy Children, Healthy Weights Program
  Steven Kelder, Ph.D., M.P.H.
University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas
CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) Program
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (A2) Youth
  Dalton G. Paxman, Ph.D.
Regional Health Administrator, Region III, Office of the Secretary


  Jennie A. Hefelfinger, M.S.
Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, Florida
The Strategy of YEAH!: An Application of the Health Belief Model in Addressing Youth Obesity Prevention
  John McGrath, Ph.D.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active!: An After-School Program for Youth
  Jean E. DuRussel-Weston, M.P.H., B.S.N.
University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Project Healthy Schools: A Middle School-Based Health Education Program To Prevent Obesity in Youth and Long-Term Risks
  Elizabeth M. Rash, Ph.D.
University of Central Florida, Winter Park, Florida
A Content Analysis of Brief Intervention Sessions for Health Promotion and Reduction of Alcohol Consumption in College Students
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (A3) Seniors
  Edwin L. Walker, J.D.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Programs, U.S. Administration on Aging
  Kari Benson, M.P.A.
Minnesota Board on Aging, St. Paul, Minnesota
The Minnesota Collaborative Planning Model: A Cross-System Approach to Evidence-Based Health Promotion
  Rosa Aguirre, M.S.G., M.H.A.
Los Angeles Department of Aging, The OASIS Institute, Los Angeles, California
Active Start Program
  Sudha B. Reddy, M.S., R.D., L.D.
Division of Aging Services, Atlanta, Georgia and University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Live Healthy Georgia – Seniors Taking Charge! Community Intervention Study
  Jennifer L. Solomon, M.A.
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Older Americans Technical Assistance Center, Rockville, Maryland
National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices: Redefining the Application and Review Process
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (A4) Families
  CAPT Laura A. McNally, M.P.H., R.D., FADA
Senior Advisor, Office of Commissioned Corps Affairs

Darwin Deen, M.D., M.S.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
FLAIR: Optimizing the Primary Care Practice for Childhood Obesity Prevention

  Susan G. Dambrauskas
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
With Communities and Parents, WeCan! Help Children Maintain a Healthy Weight
  MaryBeth Knowlton, R.D., C.D.N.
Jefferson County Public Health Service, Watertown, New York
Sneaks and Treats: A Fun Family Fitness Program
  Karen K. Palumbo, M.Ed.
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Preventing Health Disparities by Promoting Breastfeeding Among Oklahoma Native Americans
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (A5) Underserved Populations
  Wanda Jones, Dr. P.H.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Women's Health)

Cynthia Gebremariam, R.N.
Analex Corporation for Indian Health Service, Tucson, Arizona
Indian Health Service's Integrated Case Management Tool – iCare

  Charlene A. Pope, Ph.D., M.P.H., C.N.M.
Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing, Charleston, South Carolina
Who Chooses? Preventive Services and Barriers Identified by Hispanics in the South Carolina Low Country
  David L. Driscoll, Ph.D., M.P.H.
RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Tailoring Risk Communications for Underserved Communities: Differential Source Preferences and Responses
  Rita Singhal, M.D., M.P.H.
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles, California
Addressing Health Disparities: Using A Culturally Relevant Community-Partnered Mobile Clinic To Provide Health Care to High-Risk Women in an Urban Setting
12:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Secretary's Innovation in Prevention Awards Luncheon
  Keynote Address—Michael O. Leavitt
Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshop Sessions II—Healthier Places
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (B1) Schools
  Janet Collins, Ph.D.
Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  Judy Huffaker, M.A., R.D.
Alhambra Unified School District Nutrition Network, Alhambra, California
Alhambra Unified School District Nutrition Program
  Alicia M. Moag-Stahlberg, M.S., R.D.
Action for Healthy Kids, Skokie, Illinois
Making Healthy and Nutritious Choices: Results of a Pilot Program in Middle and High Schools
  Carrie Steindorff, M.A.
Rockland County Department of Health, Pomona, New York
The Active Classroom: Increasing Physical Activity in School-Aged Children
  Sharon L. Zack, M.S.
Social Solutions International, Inc., Olney, Maryland
StartSMART: Students Making Advertisements To Reduce Tobacco
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (B2) Workplaces
  Carter R. Blakey
Community Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Team Leader, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Secretary
  Ron Z. Goetzel, Ph.D.
Cornell University Institute for Policy Research, Institute for Health and Productivity Studies/Thompson MedStat, Washington, DC
Worksite Public-Private Partnership: Improving the Health and Well-Being of New Yorkers by Supporting New York City Employers in Health Promotion Efforts
  Jennifer L. Jones
Dayna International, Inc., Silver Spring, Maryland
Worksite Wellness Health Promotion: A Toolkit for Employers and Employees
  Roger Merrill, M.D.
Perdue Farms, Inc., Salisbury, Maryland
Perdue Health Improvement Program
  Aaron M. Hardy, M.H.P.
Washoe County School District, Reno, Nevada
Employee Wellness: Maximizing Human Captial
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (B3) Healthcare Systems
  Trent Haywood, M.D., J.D.
Deputy Chief Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  Linda S. Kinsinger, M.D., M.P.H.
Veterans Health Administration, Durham, North Carolina
HealthierUS Veteran Initiative
  Claire A. Kendrick, M.S.Ed., CHES
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland
Promoting Evidence-Based Clinical Preventive Services Through Partnerships and Targeted Resource Materials
  Ellen B. Thompson, M.S.
Vermont Department of Health, Burlington, Vermont
The Vermont Blueprint for Health: An Integrated Approach to Chronic Disease Prevention and Care
  James B. Sutton, RPA-C
Clinton Family Health Center/ViaHealth, Rochester, New York
Clinton Family Health Center
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (B4) Communities
  Alyssa Easton, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Acting Director, Steps to a HealthierUS, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  Ava R. Dean, M.P.H.
Palmetto Health/Office of Community Service, Columbia, South Carolina
Healthy Richland
  Valentine Njike, M.D., M.P.H.
Yale Prevention Research Center, Derby, Connecticut
Partners Reducing Effects of Diabetes: Initiatives Through Collaboration & Teamwork (PREDICT)
  Mary McFadden
Broome County Health Department – Steps to a HealthierNY, Binghamton, New York
Loud and Local: Effective Communication Strategies From Steps to a HealthierNY in Broome County
  Chiyome Leinaala Fukino, M.D.
Hawaii State Department of Health and University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
Healthy Hawaii Initiative
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (B5) Faith-Based Settings
  Greg Morris
Director, Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Office of the Secretary
  Sharon B. Canclini, M.S., B.S.N., R.N.
Texas Christian University, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Fort Worth, Texas
Disaster Preparedness in a Faith-Based Community: Initial Assessment and Intervention
  Gregory J. Harris, MASS
Council of Church-Based Health Programs, Inc., Tallahassee, Florida
Faith-Based Model for Prevention and Health Promotion Programming
  Diane C. McClune, M.B.A., B.S.N.
American Heart Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Search Your Heart Train-the-Trainer Model
  Debbie Gold, B.G.S.
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Wheaton, Maryland
Glorifying Our Spiritual and Physical Existence for Life (G.O.S.P.E.L.)
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Poster Discussions and Reception With the Authors
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Friday, October 27
8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Opening Day 2: RADM Penelope Slade Royall, P.T., M.S.W.
Deputy Assistant Secretary (Disease Prevention and Health Promotion), Office of the Secretary
Seated Workout—Marilynne Cornell
Exercise Instructor
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Plenary Session: Preparing for Public Health Emergencies: Avian Influenza
  Keynote Address: Federal Planning for a Pandemic—Rajeev Venkayya, M.D.
Special Assistant to the President for BioDefense,
The White House Homeland Security Council, Washington, DC
  Panel Discussion
  CAPT David Rutstein, M.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Director, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Secretary
  Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A.
Founder and CEO, Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic
Community Preparedness—The Key to Prevention
  Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Tulane University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine
Reaching Vulnerable Populations During a Public Health Emergency
  Baruch Fischhoff, Ph.D.
Professor of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
Effective Risk Communication During an Emergency
10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Concurrent Workshop Sessions III—Healthier Practices
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (C1) Encouraging Preventive Screenings
  Helen Burstin, M.D.
Director, Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships
  Therese Miller, Dr. P.H.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland
New "News" From the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
  Christopher Lamer, Pharm.D.
Indian Health Service, Cherokee, North Carolina
Using Information Technology To Improve Provision and Documentation of Preventive Screening
  Ronda Rosman, M.S., R.N.
Rockland County Department of Health, Pomona, New York
Colorectal Cancer Screening Pilot Program—A Collaboration Between the Rockland County Department of Health, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Rockland County Gastroenterologists
  Katherine Brieger, M.A., R.D., C.D.E.
Hudson River HealthCare, Inc., Peekskill, New York
Step Up for Wellness
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (C2) Establishing a Culture of Preparedness
  RADM Ronald Banks, M.D., M.P.H.
Regional Health Administrator, Region IX, Office of the Secretary
  Deborah M. Galvin, Ph.D.
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, Maryland
Longitudinal Issues of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Abuse, and Disasters
  Simon Geletta, Ph.D.
Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa
Blending Local and State Public Health Efforts Through Online Information Sharing: Experience From Iowa's Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement Plan (CHNA/HIP) Initiative
  Stephanie L. Kamin, M.P.H.
ORC Macro, Atlanta, Georgia
Moving the Needle Toward Increased Personal All-Hazards Preparedness: A Behavior Change Model
  Sally Phillips, Ph.D., R.N.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Is Primary Care Prepared: Can New Practice Models for Primary Care Be Used for Community Preparedness?
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (C3) Promoting Health Literacy
  Cynthia Baur, Ph.D.
Senior Health Communication and e-Health Advisor, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Secretary
  Anita Boles, M.P.A.
Partnership for Clear Health Communication, Washington, DC
Ask Me 3: A Solution-Based Initiative for Clearer Health Communication
  Marsha B. Henderson, MCRP
Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland
Drug Information: Powered by Partnerships
  Angela D. Mickalide, Ph.D., CHES
Home Safety Council, Washington, DC
The Home Safety Literacy Project: Reaching Underserved Populations With Disaster Preparedness Messages
  Stacy Robison, M.P.H.
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of the Secretary, Rockville, Maryland
"Quick Guide to Health Literacy" for Health Professionals
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (C4) Nutritious Eating
  William Dietz, M.D.
Director of the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  Barbara T. Boyce, M.S., R.D.
Produce for Better Health Foundation, Wilmington, Delaware
The New 5 A Day: Moving Forward To Make a Difference
  Melissa Jacobson, M.P.H.
Rockland County Department of Health, Pomona, New York
Just Ask Us! Restaurant Program – Encouraging Healthier Eating When Dining Out
  Alison Topper, M.S.
PA Advocates for Nutrition & Activity, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Powered by Choice: A Youth-Led Movement for Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity
  Peggy M. Visio, M.S., R.D., L.D.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries, San Antonio, Texas
University of Texas at Austin
Outcomes of Childhood Obesity Treatment and Prevention Programs Along the Texas-Mexico Border
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (C5) Engaging in Physical Activity
  Melissa Johnson, M.S.
Executive Director, President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Office of the Secretary
  Michelle D. Hoersch, M.S.
Office on Women's Health – Region V, Chicago, Illinois
WOMAN Challenge: Effectively Promoting Health and Physical Activity
  Dennis E. Jewell, Ph.D.
Hill's Pet Nutrition, Topeka, Kansas
People and Pets Exercising Together (PPET): The Relationship Between How Owners Reported Their Quality of Life and That of Their Dogs During Weight Loss
  Peggy Beltrone
Cascade County Commission, Great Falls, Montana
Get Fit With US
  Margaret C. Rivello, M.B.A.
Chester County Health Department, West Chester, Pennsylvania
Motivating Toward Healthy Living
12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Wrap-Up Session

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