3013.0 Integrating Mental, Physical, and Social Health Among AAPIs

Monday, November 5, 2007: 8:30 AM
Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are a growing community that comprised 5.3% of the total U.S. population in 2005 (U.S. Census, 2005). This session will present emerging, timely, and innovative research on issues significant to the health and well being of the AAPI community. Among the highlights to be presented will be epidemiological data on the unmet mental health needs of AAPIs, the role of racial discrimination on BMI, and emerging areas of research focusing on the incarcerated AAPI population, and the impact of environmental factors on health.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the participant (learner) will be able to 1. discuss promising public health research that advances that health status of AAPIs; 2. articulate the gaps and disparities in mental health services and research for this diverse population; and 3. describe how structural and cultural barriers impact the health of AAPIs.

8:30 AM
9:00 AM
HIV prevention outreach program for Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) incarcerated population in San Francisco County jails
Tooru Nemoto, PhD, Mariko Iwamoto, MA, Walter Chang, MA, Natalie Sacramento, BA, Koji Sakakibara, MA, Peggy Lee, BA, Yoon-jung Kim, MA and Alefiyah Z. Pishori, BA
9:15 AM

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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Mental Health, HIV/AIDS, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing