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Session: Health and Access to Care Disparities of Adult and Child Immigrants
3101.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Health and Access to Care Disparities of Adult and Child Immigrants
Public health researchers recognize the need to identify disparities in health outcomes experienced by immigrant populations and barriers which limit immigrants’ access to appropriate health care. Speakers in this session will discuss the assumptions and evidence relating to the "Immigrant Health Paradox" for first and second generation Hispanic females and for members of a low-income community in Kansas, health care access and utilization for immigrant children with asthma, the need for proper screening and treatment of immigrant children for Hepatitis B and the mental health effects of immigration from and repatriation to Vietnam.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. compare the health outcomes of immigrant and native born adults and children; 2. identify barriers to health care access and utilization for immigrant adults and children; 3. describe mental and physical effects of migration and repatriation.
Moderator(s):Scott Parsons, JD
10:30 AMHealth disparities between immigrant and native dwellers in a low-income neighborhood: It's not all about money  [ Recorded presentation ]
Ruth (Toni) B. Pickard, PhD, David W. Wright, PhD, Pradeep R. Atla, MBBS, MPH, MD, Giao Pham, MPH, Vinay K. Madur, MBBS, Doreen K. Ondieki, MPH
10:45 AMExamining the Immigrant Paradox in Children with Asthma: Findings from the California Health Interview Survey  [ Recorded presentation ]
Joyce R. Javier, MD, MPH, Paul H. Wise, MD, MPH, Fernando S. Mendoza, MD, MPH
11:00 AMHepatitis B infections among children- Filling in the gaps  [ Recorded presentation ]
Owen Simwale, MPH, Mark Wessner, RN
11:15 AMMexican immigrant women's local and transnational social embeddedness: Implications for understanding the “Immigrant Health Paradox”
Edna A. Viruell-Fuentes, PhD, MPH
11:30 AMA Comparison of Mental Health Status among Vietnamese Immigrants, Returnees, and Never-leavers  [ Recorded presentation ]
Mark J. VanLandingham, Ph D, Hongyun Fu, M A, Dinh Tran, M A
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by:Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA; Caucus on Homelessness; Latino Caucus; Maternal and Child Health; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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