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Session: Advancing the Health of Pacific Islanders: An Under-recognized Community in the US
4201.0: Tuesday, November 07, 2006: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Advancing the Health of Pacific Islanders: An Under-recognized Community in the US
Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders generally experience poorer health than the American population as a whole: they are more at risk for developing and dying from cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases. Factors contributing to poor health outcomes include cultural barriers, limited access to health care, and poor nutrition and lifestyle. This session will focus on the innovative programs, methodologies, and research to address Pacific Islander health
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1) Describe opportunities and challenges in using existing health data on Pacific Islander communities; 2) Understand cancer health disparities facing Pacific Islander communities and innovative programs to address these disparities; and 3) Describe a participatory research model to advance Pacific Islander health.
Moderator(s):Alek Sripipatana, MPH
2:30 PMPacific Islander Cancer Survivorship Focus Groups  [ Recorded presentation ]
Nicole Kang
2:46 PMHealth risk behaviors of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in California  [ Recorded presentation ]
Alek Sripipatana, MPH, Jacqueline Tran, MPH, Sora Park Tanjasiri, DrPH, Delight Satter, MPH, E. Richard Brown, PhD
3:02 PMMeasuring US Pacific Islander health: Opportunities and challenges with existing data resources  [ Recorded presentation ]
Sela V. Panapasa, PhD, David R. Williams, PhD, MPH
3:18 PMA community-participatory model to develop educational materials for Pacific Islanders  [ Recorded presentation ]
Megan Fong, MPH, Nia Aitaoto, MPH
3:34 PMLaunch of the Asian and Pacific Islander Cancer Education Web Portal  [ Recorded presentation ]
Moon S. Chen, PhD, MPH, Robin Shimizu, Reginald Ho, MD, Susan Shinagawa
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA
Endorsed by:Latino Caucus; Social Work
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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