Transforming Health Promotion Using Mobile Technology, Micro-data and Better Coalition Creation

PANEL DISCUSSION

Elizabeth Serieux

Elizabeth Serieux, PhD, MPH, CHES

Assistant Professor of Public Health, University of South Carolina Beaufort

Diana M. Reindl, PhD, MA, CHES

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Health Promotion, Department of Nursing and Health Professions, University of South Carolina Beaufort

Alyssa Mayer, PhD, MPH, CPH

Assistant Professor of Public Health, University of South Carolina Beaufort


This panel discussion addresses how the health promotion field needs to adapt in order to best meet the needs of the population it serves, now and in the future. The panelists will review the role of health promotion and how it is influenced by changing local and global contexts. Specifically, they will address;

(a) How mobile technology can be harnessed to influence behavior to reduce risk for development and progression of chronic non- communicable disease; today’s greatest contributor to morbidity and mortality.
(b) How micro-data can be used to enhance adaptation, growth and evolution of the field of health promotion.
(c) How community coalition creation can be refined to improve effectiveness and sustainability.

The panelists will present and discuss their own research in each of these areas, as well as results from other researchers, illustrating how these concepts should be incorporated into all health promotion efforts to produce better outcomes.