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Session: Culture and Health Promotion Among Refugees and Immigrants
5015.0: Wednesday, November 10, 2004: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Culture and Health Promotion Among Refugees and Immigrants
This session examines the role played by group-specific cultural practices in influencing health risks and health promotion among diverse immigrant populations. Papers will discuss a variety of issues including the use of complementary and alternative medicine, cultural influences on use of cancer screening services, and the implications of culture for the success of physician interventions and health promotion programs.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. Recognize the influence of ethnically-specific health practices on health risks and health-care-seeking behavior in immigrant populations. 2. Identify factors that affect the impact of acculturation on health risks. 3. Assess the importance of acculturation for health education and promotion within immigrant communities.
Organizer(s):Karl Eschbach, PhD
Rhonda Sarnoff, DrPH, MSPH
Presider(s):Karl Eschbach, PhD
8:30 AMVietnamese-American Women Combine Two Health Systems to Prevent Cervical Cancer  [ Recorded presentation ]
JC Jackson, MD, MPH, MA, Yutaka Yasui, PhD, Nancy J. Burke, PhD, Hue Thai, ND, DH Lam, BA, Victoria M. Taylor, MD, MPH
8:50 AMUse of cancer screening services among low-income minority primary care patients
Erica Ilene Lubetkin, MD, MPH, Annabel Santana, MPH, Haomiao Jia, PhD
9:10 AMAcculturation and the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) providers among Latinos and Asian American and Pacific Islanders  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jennifer Lee, MPH, Michael S. Goldstein, PhD, E. Richard Brown, PhD, Rachel Ballard-Barbash, MD, MPH, Anita Ambs, MPH, An-Fu Hsiao, MD, PhD
9:30 AMAcculturation and cardiovascular health risks in immigrant married couples  [ Recorded presentation ]
Arlene Michaels Miller, PhD, RN, Olga Sorokin, MPH, Peggy Chandler, PhD, JoEllen Wilbur, PhD, RN, FAAN, Edward Wang, PhD
9:50 AMDiscussion
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Community Health Workers SPIG; Latino Caucus; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA