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Session: The Intersection of Public Health and Human Rights in AAPI Communities
3196.0: Monday, November 06, 2006: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
The Intersection of Public Health and Human Rights in AAPI Communities
The highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being. Health and well-being are nearly impossible to achieve when other fundamental rights are neglected or violated. This session will focus on understanding the intersection of Public Health and Human Rights as it pertains to Asian American Pacific Islander communities. Session presentations will explore the role of discrimination on the health status of AAPIs, as well understanding particular human rights violations faced by AAPI women and its affect on their health.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Discuss how discrimination may influence the health of APIs 2. Discuss human rights issues of Asian American workers in the cosmetology industry 3. Identify how a human rights approach challenges reproductive rights advocates to adopt a new framework with regard to sex selection technologies 4. Articulate the reasons for incorporating reproductive rights within the human rights movement
Moderator(s):Anita Raj, PhD
12:30 PMRacial discrimination and Asian Pacific Islander Americans in the 21st Century: Implications for Public Health Research and Practice
Gilbert C. Gee, PhD
12:50 PMDeveloping an Advocacy and Research Agenda for Protecting the Health and Safety of Vietnamese Women in the Nail Salon Industry  [ Recorded presentation ]
Thu Quach, MPH, Julia Liou, MPH
1:10 PMGenetics and justice: The impact of sex selection in the APA community  [ Recorded presentation ]
Emily Galpern, MPH
1:30 PMEmerging state and national sexual and reproductive health policies: A new framework for understanding their impact on Asian women's sexual and reproductive health care status  [ Recorded presentation ]
Courtney J. Chappell, JD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Social Work; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA