from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
The seminar will be on Monday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP). The seminar is open to the public, as well as University students, staff and faculty. The CBPR Seminar Series is co-sponsored by the UNC Kellogg Health Scholars Program, the Carolina Center for Public Service, Carolina Community Network and HPDP. Click here for a flyer.
The seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, excluding January, and all will be in Room 236 of HPDP, located at 1700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Parking is open to anyone with a valid UNC permit and visitor permits are available to anyone without a UNC permit.
Future seminar speakers and topics will be announced in the coming weeks. Registration is encouraged, but not required. To register or obtain more information, e-mail Sonya Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.hpdp.unc.edu/training/hpdp-seminar-series.
More details about the December seminar:
Policy Implications of the Qualitative Assessment: H1N1 Vaccination Campaign Participation by African Americans in Wake County
The 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) vaccination programs in North Carolina and elsewhere were affected by ever evolving communication between federal, state and local systems over delayed availability of the vaccine and who should receive it first. Problems with vaccine supply and the prominence of anti-vaccine advocates who spread myths about immunization risks also contributed to the misconceptions surrounding this public health initiative. Strengthening The Black Family, Inc (STBF) was approached to design and implement a study to better understand why African Americans in Wake County, North Carolina did not seem to be as responsive as other demographic groups to campaigns launched to protect all residents of the county against H1N1. This study was specifically designed to explore knowledge and beliefs of African Americans as it relates to the Influenza A (H1N1) and their attitudes toward efforts to mount vaccination programs to reduce the toll of such outbreaks on vulnerable populations. The study also explored how best to design future marketing materials and strategies to inform African American populations and to encourage better participation rates for future vaccination campaigns. The research team, in conjunction with the Board of Directors for Strengthening The Black Family, Incorporated generated an extensive list of recommendations for consideration in planning future outreach for vaccination marketing. This presentation will explore some of the marketing strategies and policy implications for current seasonal flu campaign and future pandemics. In addition a description of how the Community-Based Participatory Research principles were applied will be discussed.