3202.0 Politics, Policy and Public Health in AAPI Communities

Monday, November 5, 2007: 12:30 PM
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 explore the influence of politics on the public health policy process and health outcomes for AAPI groups. Proven benefits of preventive health measures are often not translated into health care policies. This may be especially true for immigrant and minority groups. Presentations will discuss how to influence health policy that has a direct impact on the lives of AAPI populations.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. describe an innovative, community-based medical interpretation program to address the gap in services for non-English speaking populations; 2. articulate the need for community capacity building and advocacy to address AAPI health disparities; and 3. describe the importance of advocating for policy outcomes to successfully effect change in AAPI health disparities and outcomes.

12:45 PM
Volcanic air pollution in Hawai`i: Research, politics and policy
Bernadette M. Longo, PhD, RN, Anne M. Rossignol, DSc and Anita Grunder, PhD
1:00 PM
Leveraging Community Power to Mobilize Government Funding to Address a Silent Epidemic: The NYC Asian-American Hepatitis B Program
Ruchel Ramos, MPA, Henry Pollack, MD, Alex Sherman, MD, Hillel Tobias, Thomas Tsang, MD, MPH, Douglas Nam Le, Mariano Rey, MD and Nadia Islam, PhD
1:15 PM
Rationale for extending Medicaid eligibility to uninsured persons with chronic hepatitis B infection
Neetu Sodhi, MPH, Chia-hui Peng, MPH, Kejia Wan, MPH, Paige Baker, BS, Abraham Young, BA and Henry Pollack, MD
1:30 PM
2006 API Health Policy Forum focused on cancer control
Moon S. Chen, PhD, MPH, Robin Shimizu, May Sung, MPH, Alek Sripipatana, PhD, MPH and Tung Nguyen, MD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, HIV/AIDS, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus

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