Session: Public Health Considerations for Acupuncture in the US
3254.0: Monday, November 17, 2003: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Public Health Considerations for Acupuncture in the US
Learning Objectives: 1) Participants will become familiar with the developing roles being played by acupuncture in American medicine and American public health. 2) Regional similiarities and differences between California and New England will be examined for the role of acupuncture in public health settings. 3) Participants will gain some exposure to the history and current professional and regulatory issues for acupuncture in the US.
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Moderator(s):Alan I. Trachtenberg, MD, MPH
2:30 PMAcupuncture, Public Health and Substance Abuse Treatment: A National Perspective
Alan I. Trachtenberg, MD, MPH
2:45 PMProviding Acupuncture in a Public Health Setting
Elizabeth Sommers, MPH, LicAc
3:00 PMAcupuncture in California: Profile of a profession
Catherine Dower, JD
3:15 PMPreventive Health Services and California Acupuncturists
Adam Burke, PhD, MPH, LAc
3:30 PMPublic Health and Acupuncture in San Francisco - A Health Department Perspective
Barbara Garcia, PhD
Organized by:Alternative and Complementary Health Practices
Endorsed by:Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA; Chiropractic Health Care; Medical Care; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

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