Session: Health Disparities Among Immigrants: Risks and Outcomes
3108.0: Monday, November 17, 2003: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Health Disparities Among Immigrants: Risks and Outcomes
Refugees and immigrants frequently experience a unique profile of health risks compared to native-born persons living in the country to which they have moved. This session examines four diverse immigrant populations in the United States: Hispanic women in California, pregnant farmworkers in a Mexican immigrant community in California, immigrants from diverse origins in Minneapolis, and immigrant women from the former Soviet Union. The contributors analyze the special risks experienced by each population, as well as the resources that each population uses to cope with these risks. Several of the papers compare risks and outcomes of immigrants to those of native-born members of the same group, and identify interventions to reduce health risks among immigrants.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to: 1) list 4 health risks experienced by diverse immigrant and refugee populations in the United States; 2) identify differences in health risks and outcomes for immigrants compared to U.S.-born members of the same ethnic group; 3) evaluate interventions that may reduce elevated health risks in some immigrant populations.
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Moderator(s):Karl Eschbach, PhD
10:30 AMWelcoming Remarks
10:35 AMAcculturation, psychological resources, and depression in midlife immigrant women
Arlene Michaels Miller, PhD, RN, Peggy Chandler, PhD, Olga Sorokin, MPH
10:50 AMHealth and well-being among immigrants in Minneapolis
Gopal Narayan, MS, MPH, David Rak, MPH, Patricia Harrison, PhD
11:05 AMRisk behaviors for pesticide exposure among pregnant farmworkers in a Mexican immigrant community
Lisa Goldman, MPH, Brenda Eskenazi, PhD, Asa Bradman, PhD, Nick Jewell, PhD
11:20 AMMaternal mortality in California, 1997-2001: Shifting the focus to immigrant Hispanics
Karen P. Menendez, MPH, Shabbir Ahmad, DVM, MS, PhD, Michael Curtis, PhD, Roberto Garcia, BS, Ellen J. Stein, MD, MA, MPH
11:35 AMDiscussion
11:55 AMConcluding Remarks
Organized by:Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by:Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Epidemiology; International Health; Latino Caucus; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus; Vietnam Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

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