3015.0 Beyond the Ivory Tower: Designing Effective Interventions for Immigrants and Refugees

Monday, November 5, 2007: 8:30 AM
In order to address, both theoretically and methodologically, the diverse and changing health conditions affecting immigrant and refugee populations worldwide, health interventions have become increasingly complex, multi-level and varied. Papers in this panel address this diversity by proposing interdisciplinary research interventions that focus on HIV prevention and contraception, childcare, lead poisoning and medical pluralism. By the end of the session participants will be able to identify: 1) three intervention approaches aimed at recruiting hard-to-reach populations; 2) two effective interventions focused on reducing risk factors among immigrants and refugees.

8:30 AM
Recruitment of New Hispanic Immigrants in HIV Prevention Research
Michele Shedlin, PhD, Carlos U. Decena, PhD, Angela Martinez and Thenral Mangadu, MD MPH
8:48 AM
Lead poisoning among foreign-born residents of New York City (NYC): Demographics and interventions
Danielle Greene, DrPH, Diana P. DeMartini, MPH, CHES, Deborah Nagin, MPH, Slavenka Sedlar, MA and Barbara Candalla, BS
9:06 AM
Increasing access to emergency contraception for Latina immigrants in the Bronx
Haydée Morales, MA, Marissa Billowitz, MA, Jacqueline Hart, PhD and Amanda Perez, MPH
9:24 AM
Two Cultural Worlds: Training Hmong Shaman and Western Doctors
Marilyn Mochel, RN, Palee Moua and Timothy Livermore, MD, MPH
9:42 AM
Ethnic community strategies and needs for immigrant and refugee child care
Sharon Morrison, PhD, MSPH, Paige Smith, PhD, Raleigh Bailey, PhD and Cinthya Saavedra, PhD

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

Organized by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Occupational Health and Safety, Latino Caucus, Medical Care, HIV/AIDS, Health Administration, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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