3147.0: Monday, November 13, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Race/ethnicity and the Year 2000 census: implications for public health data (part 1)

New racial/ethnic categories will be used in the Year 2000 census and individuals will also have, for the first time, the option of checking multiple categories. These changes have important implications for public health, in relation to conceptualization of "race/ethnicity" and also potential mismatch between relevant "numerators" (e.g., from
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Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
2:30 PMIntroductory Remarks
2:35 PMThe history and politics of racial/ethnic classification in relation to medicine and public health
Evelynn M. Hammonds, PhD
2:50 PMRecognizing diversity in our nation's population: Revisions to the federal standards for data on race and ethnicity
Katherine Wallman, BA
3:10 PMImplications of the changes in race/ethnicity reporting for health statistics
Edward J. Sondik, PhD, Jennifer H. Madans, PhD
3:30 PMRace/ethnicity and the year 2000 census: Implications for state public health departments
Daniel J. Friedman, PhD
3:50 PMQuestions
Sponsor:Spirit of 1848 Caucus
Cosponsors:; Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA; Black Caucus of Health Workers; Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Community Health Workers SPIG; Environment; Epidemiology; Food and Nutrition; Forum on Bioethics; Health Administration; Health Equity and Public Hospitals Caucus; Labor Caucus; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus of Public Health Workers; Maternal and Child Health; Occupational Health and Safety; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Public Health Student Caucus; Social Work; Socialist Caucus; Statistics

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA