CONTACT: DEBRA VENZKE
UI COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Release: April 18, 2002
Global health promotion
topic of UI conference April 19-21
Change in Hand: Global Health Promotion," this year's Global Health Studies
Conference, will take place April 19-21 at the University of Iowa. UI sponsors
of the event are the Global Health Studies Program, International Programs,
the Associate Provost for Health Sciences, the College of Public Health and
the College of Nursing.
conference is expected to draw 175 UI students, faculty and staff and members
of the public interested in international health issues. Topics to be discussed
include an introduction to health promotion; media, new technology and health
promotion; social marketing and message framing in the developing world; case
studies of successful health promotion internationally; current student projects
in global health research; and future directions of health promotion.
promotion is the hardest and most complex kind of public health there is,"
said Paul Greenough, Ph.D., UI professor of history and director of the Global
Health Studies Program. "Basically, you have to take everything that
is known about a particular health problem -- smoking, drugs, guns, auto accidents
-- and then get everyone who is willing to move the agenda forward. When you
try to do this globally it's even more challenging, but it isn’t that
different from moving a mountain: if everybody takes up shovel, big changes
three-day conference will feature panel session presentations, followed by
responses from the floor and moderated breakout sessions.
speakers include Donald Morisky, professor and vice chair, department of community
health sciences, UCLA School of Public Health; David Buller, senior scientist,
American Medical Center Cancer Research Center, Denver, Colo.; Penelope Hawe,
department of community health sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of
Calgary; Maria Teresa Cerqueira, director, division of health promotion and
protection, Pan American Health Organization; and Parveen Azam Khan, director/president,
Drug Demand and Harm Reduction Organization, Peshawar, Pakistan.
faculty taking part in the conference include Randy Hirokawa, Ph.D., professor
and chair of communication studies; Kathleen Janz, Ed.D., associate professor
of health, leisure, and sport
studies; John Lowe, Dr.P.H.,
professor and head of community and behavioral health; and James Merchant,
Dr.P.H., M.D., dean of the College of Public Health. Michele Yehieli, Ph.D.,
director of University of Northern Iowa's Global Health Corps, will also participate
as a panelist.
about the conference, including times and locations of events, are available
on the Web at www.uiowa.edu/~intl/ACAD/ghsp/GHSP_conferences.htm.
For more information, contact Paul Greenough at (319) 335-2222.