The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

4195.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 2:50 PM

Abstract #71968

Case study: Communicating risks to Asian immigrant communities in Long Beach, CA

Lillian Lew, Families in Good Health Program, Southeast Asian Health Project, St. Mary Medical Center, 411 E. 10th Street, Suite 207, Long Beach, CA 90813, 562-491-9100,

The goal of Families in Good Health is to promote physical activity and healthy eating among the Cambodian, Lao, and Hmong communities of Long Beach, California. As a partner with the Palos Verdes Shelf Outreach and Education Pilot Project, Families in Good Health engaged in a community based risk communication effort with these communities. With a pilot project grant, Families in Good Health developed a half-hour Cambodian-language fish contamination video that was shown on local cable television. Five hundred copies of the video were produced and are being shown and distributed, along with posters, in local markets in Long Beach. Families in Good Health also developed a flyer in Cambodian that is being distributed at health fairs and to pier fishers. Based on the successful completion of the pilot project, Families in Good Health was awarded a full project grant and is currently using the multi-agency curriculum to conduct further health education within the Cambodian community.

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

Innovative Topics: Fish, Fats and Toxic Pollutants, Part II: Communicating Risks and Preventing Exposures

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA