4113.0 Innovative Theories and Methodologies to Improve the Health of AAPI Populations

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 12:30 PM
Asian American Pacific Islanders are a growing community that comprised 5.3% of the total U.S. population in 2005 (U.S. Census, 2005). This session will focus on innovative theories, methodologies, and successful strategies that are being implemented to improve the health of AAPI populations.
Session Objectives: Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. describe an innovative community lay health worker intervention to address cancer screening disparities; 2. articulate the need for improved national data surveillance of immigrant AAPI communities; and 3. discuss examples of the successful application of CBPR and participatory research to address issues of health disparities in the AAPI communities.
Nadia Islam, MA, MPhil

12:30 PM
Impact of Multiple Behavioral Risk Factors on Health Status Among Chinese Americans
Dorothy Hung, PhD, MA, MPH, Donna Shelley, MD, MPH and Marianne Fahs, PhD, MPH
12:45 PM
REACHing Vietnamese-American Women: A Community Model for Promoting Breast Cancer Screening
Steve McPhee, MD, Thoa Nguyen, Ngoc BuiTong, MHA, Tung Nguyen, MD, Ching Wong, BA, Ky Quoc Lai, MD, MPH, Khanh Quoc Le, MD, MPH, Ginny Gildengorin, PhD and Gem Le, MHS
1:00 PM
Underestimation of chronic hepatitis B in APIs: A call for advocacy and action
C. A. Cohen, MPH, W.T. London, MD, A.A. Evans, ScD, Joan Block, RN, BSN, M.C. Conti and T. Block, PhD
1:15 PM
Improving heart health access for Filipino Americans through a community-based participatory research approach
David E. Aguilar, MA, Rhodora Ursua, MPH, Noilyn Abesamis-Mendoza, MPH, Kalusugan Coalition and Mariano Rey, MD
1:30 PM
Diverse Experiences, Common Goals: Capturing Health Needs & Resources of NYC's Asian American Communities
Noilyn Abesamis-Mendoza, MPH, Henrietta Ho-Asjoe, MPS, Douglas Nam Le, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH, Nadia Islam, MA, MPhil and Mariano Rey, MD

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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health