Using Technological Innovations to Promote Healthy Communities and Racial and Ethnic Health Equity in the United States
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related public policy
Explain the rationale for using mobile health (mHealth) and social media for community-level chronic disease prevention in the United States. Demonstrate how the use of mHealth apps and gaming through social media can promote healthful choices for nutrition and physical activity at the community level, specifically within low income and minority communities in the United States. Discuss and describe how mHealth strategies can be used in efforts to promote racial and ethnic health equity.
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Vice president of the Aetna Foundation which has a core focus on the use of mobile health (mHealth) and social media for improving community health outcomes. I have led the development of national initiative on mHealth and social media with a focus on underserved and minority communities and served as a convener at national meetings for elevating the use of mHealth for improved wellness and health equity for minority communities in the US.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.