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Poster Session

Delivering Mental Health Education to Youth
Sandy Bailey, Montana State University Extension
Matthew Byerly, Montana State University Center for Mental Health Research & Recovery
Mary Ruth St. Pierre, Stone Child College
Latonna Old Elk, Stone Child College

To address the mental health needs of rural youth, Youth Aware of Mental Health, a highly successful program originating in Europe, is being offered through Montana State University Extension. The 5-session interactive program involving role plays and facilitated youth discussion and evaluation will be depicted on this poster.

SNAP-ED Programming Works to Increase Strength and Well-being with Limited Income Audience
Erin Eggert, University of Wisconsin-Extension
Angela Flickinger, University of Wisconsin- Extension
Josset Gauley, University of Wisconsin-Extension

The purpose of this study was two part. First, to determine whether FoodWIse (a federally funded SNAP-ED program) educators were an appropriate mode of delivery for the evidence-based StrongWomen strength training program and second, whether the StrongWomen program resulted in positive health outcomes in limited income individuals.

Know Your Prescription and Nonprescription Medications: A Novel Pharmacy-Extension Outreach Partnership
Julie Garden-Robinson, North Dakota State University
Donald Miller, North Dakota State University
Amber Wood, Henry Fork Wyandotte Hospital

Medication non-compliance costs an estimated $290 billion annually. This project gathered the input of pharmacists regarding their patients’ understanding of prescription and nonprescription medications, and developed a train-the-trainer lesson delivered by Extension. Participants reported increased knowledge and intentions to change behavior regarding use, storage and disposal of medications.

Promoting a Culture of Health in Worksite
Ninfa Pena-Purcell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Establishing a culture of health adds value to worksites. Education to guide companies on how to develop a customized employee wellness plan is a need, particularly among small to mid-size businesses with limited resources. This presentation will describe a pilot workshop designed to educate employers on planning a wellness program.

Make It Ok Community Campaigns
Marna Canterbury, Lakeview Hospital, HealthPartners
Jessica Seide, Goodhue County Health and Human Services

This session will explore cross-sector collaborations to reduce the stigma of mental illness with Make It OK. Local grassroots efforts bring Make It Ok to life in ways most relevant for each community. Goodhue and Washington counties will join HealthPartners in sharing their unique experiences with engaging their communities.

Disaster Financial Recovery Resources Build Resilience and Health
Sara Croymans, University of Minnesota Extension
Lori Hendrickson, University of Minnesota Extension

Disaster survivors face tremendous stress as they make financial decisions about their future. This poster features disaster recovery resources which align with Rand's Levers of Community Resilience model. Participants will become familiar with the Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit, Just-In-Time Videos and the Extension Disaster Education Network.

FoodMania: Kids & Food in a Marketing Driven World
Zena Edwards, Washington State University Clark County Extension
Brian Brandt, Washington State University Pierce County Extension
Davi Kallman, Washington State University Murrow Center for Media & Health Promotion

FoodMania: Kids & Food in a Marketing-Driven World is a family-based media literacy and nutrition program that improves nutrition outcomes via parent-child discussion. This session provides an overview of the essential components of this dynamic curriculum, field testing results and an opportunity to apply the “5 Big Media Questions.”

Empowering & Training the Next Generation of Health Educators
Meredith Miller, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Rusty Hohlt, Healthy Texas

Healthy South Texas is an innovative approach to reduce the highest impact diseases and their consequences. Youth ambassadors allow us to reach an extended audience of youth to begin healthy habits early. In the inaugural year, these youth volunteered more than 4,987 hours and helped us reach over 84,000 contacts through various educational methods. They helped teach healthy cooking demonstrations, physical activity, diabetes awareness, and zika awareness! This year they will expand and help us teach youth about asthma and its effects.

Grillin' with My Grandchild: Bridging the Generational Gaps with Intergenerational Programming for Grandfathers and Grandchildren
James Bates, The Ohio State University

Grillin’ with My Grandchild program brings grandfathers and grandchildren together to learn about healthy relationship and lifestyle habits through joint participation in activities that involve creating an electronic memory book and grilling food. The goals of the program are to (1) enhance grandfather-grandchild relationships, (2) encourage communication and understanding across the generations, (3) increase feelings of positivity and care for the other, and (4) increase youths’ and elders’ knowledge of healthy food grilling and food safety.

SuperShelf Transforming Food Shelves to Bring Good Food to All: Results from the 2017 Pilot Project
Laura Bohen, University of Minnesota Extension
Jamie Bain, University of Minnesota Extension
Caitlin Caspi, University of Minnesota
Katherine Grannon, University of Minnesota
Marna Canterbury, HealthPartners
Elizabeth Riley, Valley Outreach
Sarah Schmidt, The Food Group
Nathan Hesse, University of Minnesota Extension

This poster outlines the 2017 pilot results from four Twin Cities area food shelves who underwent SuperShelf transformations to increase access to the amount of healthy and appealing foods available for their clients.

Older Adult Knowledge and Behavior Change in the Stepping On Fall Prevention Program in a Community Setting
Sean Brotherson, North Dakota State University
Jane Strommen, North Dakota State University
Zhen Yang, North Dakota State University

One out of every three Americans age 65 and over falls at least once annually. Fall-related injuries among older adults are a major public health concern and prevention of falls has emerged as a key issue. Stepping On is an evidence-based fall prevention program designed to help older adults take control of their fall risk factors, explore different behavioral steps and reduce their fall risk. This study shares findings from evaluation efforts conducted with 182 older adult participants in Stepping On.

Using Technology to Increase Outreach Capacity
Leacey Brown, SDSU Extension

Consumers report clear preferences for aging. Unfortunately, planning activities are often neglected. Current efforts to promote planning among older people tend to focus on healthcare and housing, overlooking important components of well-being (e.g., purpose). The Aging Gracefully Expo (AGE) seeks to fill this void by creating a technology-supported community education model grounded in more holistic representations of aging. This poster will provide an overview of AGE, evaluation results, challenges, lessons learned, and next steps.

Promoting the Scholarship of the ECOP Health Implementation Teams: A Special Issue of the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension
David Buys, Mississippi State University
Sonja Koukel, New Mexico State University
Donna Peterson, Mississippi State University

Cooperative Extension's National Framework for Health and Wellness identified five strategic priorities in 2014 focused on health improvement for all Americans. This presentation features 1) Action Team's formative/ summative evaluation and program development and 2) the process of publishing these findings in a Journal of Human Sciences and Extension Special Issue.

Community Nutrition Partnership Council PARTNER Tool Results: Maintaining and Developing Innovative Collaborations across Nebraska
Lisa Franzen-Castle, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nutrition and Health Sciences Department
Natalie Sehi, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nutrition and Health Sciences Department
Kayla Abel, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Emily Hulse, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

The mission of the Nebraska Community Nutrition Partnership Council is to promote health and nutrition in limited resource audiences. To help improve collaboration and engage in strategic planning, a sub-committee was formed and used the online PARTNER Tool to help collect, analyze, and interpret data from council members.

What Drives Change in Rural Communities? Interviews with Community Health Leaders in Four North Carolina Counties
Annie Hardison-Moody, NC State University
Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, NC State University
Jill Kuhlberg, NC State University
Dara Bloom, NC State University
Michael Schulman, NC State University
Michael Edwards, NC State University
Sarah Bowen, NC State University

To better understand the barriers and facilitators to healthy behaviors in rural communities, we conducted 37 semi-structured key informant interviews with community leaders in four rural counties in North Carolina. Rural community leaders are intimately aware of the challenges of promoting healthy eating and physical activity that would enable the broad-scale changes they believe their communities need.

Developing a Health Needs Assessment: Co-Creating Initiatives with Communities
Morgan Hartline, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lisa Franzen-Castle, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

An interdisciplinary Nebraska Extension community readiness team developed a Health Needs Assessment based on dimensions contributing to healthful communities. The Assessment helps determine programming type needed and how Extension can connect with the community to enhance program success. The Assessment was piloted with modifications made to improve clarity and facilitation.

The Use of Interdisciplinary Services in the Equitable Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
Heather Hessel, University of Minnesota
Molly Bailey, University of Minnesota
Kadie Ausherbauer, University of Minnesota

This poster examines the challenges and opportunities of working in an interdisciplinary team to treat substance use disorders. Examples are provided from working with court-mandated men in a residential treatment program. Our presentation discusses new initiatives such as enhanced family services; trauma interventions; and mind-body interventions, e.g., mindfulness, yoga.

Assessing Nutrition Health Literacy to Promote a Culture of Health
Beverly Jackey, University of Maryland
Lisa McCoy, University of Maryland Extension
Virginia Brown, University of Maryland Extension

Health equity provides everyone opportunities to make choices than can lead to healthy lifestyles. Making changes to improve health behaviors requires people understand and know how to use health information. We used a validated survey tool to assess Maryland adult health and nutrition literacy skills.

The WAVE Experience: Engaging high school soccer players in nutrition, menu planning, shopping, cooking, and gardening life-skills team building competitions
Tonya Johnson, Oregon State University Extension Service
Siew Sun Wong, Oregon State University
Melinda Manore, Oregon State University

Life-skills training is an important step in developing healthy habits, but is typically not a top priority for adolescents. The WAVE~Ripples for Change research project identified key strategies for engaging high school soccer players in life-skills through interactive team-building workshops on menu planning, grocery shopping, cooking, and gardening.

Evaluating Indiana Community Health Coalitions: A Systems Approach to Improving Impact and Sustainability of Local Health Promotion Partnerships
Jennifer Mansfield, Purdue University
Donna Vandergraff, Purdue University
Dennis Savaiano, Purdue University

We are applying a mixed-methods coalition evaluation approach, triangulating social network analysis, functioning/process outcomes, and county-level health statistics. Cross-sectional and longitudinal comparisons will allow us to develop a model for effective and sustainable coalitions; to modify policies, systems, and environments; to improve cultures of health, health behaviors, and health outcomes.

Sustained Changes in Health Literacy Indicators among Rural Participants of the How to Talk to Your Doctor Health Literacy Program
Charleen McNeill, Fayetteville State University
Lisa Washburn, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Services
Zola Moon, University of Arkansas
Betsy Garrison, University of Arkansas

Health literacy is critical to efforts to improve healthcare quality and cost as well as in efforts to reduce disparities. The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Center for Health Literacy collaborated on a health literacy program called "How to Talk to Your Doctor" (HTTYD), adapting existing health literacy materials originally developed by the University of Maryland Extension. Pre-, post-, and 3-month follow up tests were given to participants in the HTTYD program over the last year. Results of the pre-, post-, and 3-month follow-up demonstrate a sustained, statistically significantly improvement in knowledge and confidence for the pool of 166 HTTYD participants in all areas except confidence in taking one's medication with them to their doctor. Moderate to large effect sizes were noted in all areas of testing except confidence in taking one's medication with them to their doctor.

Goal Setting for Nutrition and Physical Activity Best Practices in Early Childcare & Education
Nancy O'Hara Tompkins, West Virginia University
Kelli Crabtree, West Virginia University

The West Virginia Healthy Children Project aims to achieve nutrition and physical activity policy, systems and environmental (PSE) changes in early childcare/education settings. This proposal describes the goal setting and technical assistance processes implemented and categorizes the goals as P, S or E changes to illustrate its multi-level approach.

Health Resource Center Poster Proposal
Manuel Ravelo Jr., Second Harvest Heartland

The Health Resource Center (HRC) was created to expand the capacity of traditional health care by screening patients for social needs (such as food insecurity, clothing, housing, etc.) in a clinical setting, then "prescribing" positive-screened patients local resources within the clinic or community.

Patients were referred to the HRC by clinic staff, and received individualized attention as they completed their screening and prescription process. Their results were then shared with their providers to give practitioners a better understanding of external factors that may be affecting their patient's overall health.

Bringing forth awareness of this program's successful integration into a health system via a poster presentation and audience engagement may bring this (and similar) programs that address social needs one step closer to providing a more holistic approach to health care.

Facilitating Policy, Systems, and Environmental Changes in Rural Communities
Andrea Scarrow, University of Georgia Extension
Shanda Ashley, University of Georgia Extension
Melinda Miller, University of Georgia Extension

The Healthier Together Coalition is implementing environmental change strategies for obesity prevention in Calhoun County, where the CDC determined over 40% of adults are obese. Using a multi-sector approach, the coalition has developed plans for constructing and managing raised bed community gardens to increase access to healthy foods.

Working Together to Create Healthier Child Care Environments
Mary Schroeder, University of Minnesota Extension
Kelly Kunkel, University of Minnesota Extension

The opportunity exists to create a culture of health for young children by improving the food environment in family child care homes. This poster will explore how Extension and child care providers co-created a series of culinary nutrition education trainings to support child care providers in making food environment changes.

Healthy Homes Hayneville Lowndes Co 2017
Donna Shanklin, Alabama Cooperative Extension System

The Healthy Homes’ Hayneville Lowndes (HHHL) project addressed the need for education to homeowners and renters on the importance of a healthy home. HHHL found with proper information, skills, and low-cost tools, the communities who are aware of healthy homes issues will be more proactive in addressing identified concerns.

RELAJARSE: An Anger Management Education Program for Latino Audiences
Holly Tiret, Michigan State University Extension
Katie Reck, Central Michigan University
Georgina Perry, Michigan State University Extension
Veronica Quintin, Michigan State University Extension

This proposal describes the RELAJARSE program; a culturally appropriate, anger management program adapted for Latino audiences. Fostering strong mental health among Latino participants requires careful consideration of how cultural values, traditions, and perspectives influence anger. Program topics include: managing their anger, reduce stress, and learning positive coping strategies.

Feasibility of Padres Preparados, Jovene Saludables, a Parenting Skills-focused Community-based Program to Prevent Obesity among Latino Youth
Youjie Zhang, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota
Alejandro Peralta, University of Minnesota Extension
Marla Reicks, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota

This pilot study tested the feasibility of the Padres Preparados, Jovene Saludables program, which combined parenting skill and healthy lifestyle education with an emphasis on paternal involvement to improve Latino youth behaviors. Findings include significant positive improvements in parent-reported daily fruit intake, the non-reasoning dimension of the authoritarian parenting style, and parenting practices of setting goals for eating fruits and vegetables and physical activity, teaching about eating fruits and vegetables and physical activity, modeling vegetable intake and physical activity, and decreasing availability of less healthy food items at home. These findings demonstrated acceptability, feasibility and potential effectiveness of a parenting/lifestyle education program with substantial paternal involvement.

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