4116.0 New Epidemics and the Challenge of Chronic Disease

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 12:30 PM
The rising incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases (e.g., obesity and diabetes) among immigrants and refugees in developed nations has brought up new challenges regarding the design and implementation of effective health interventions. Papers in this panel tackle these challenges by introducing case studies that focus on modifying life styles, as well as on proposing life-management intervention strategies. By relying on a health promotion and disease prevention perspective, this session will address the impact of innovative health interventions on encouraging physical activity and promoting weight-loss efforts and diabetes prevention and management. By the end of this session participants will be able to: 1) identify three risk factors related to the increasing rates of obesity and diabetes among immigrants and refugees; 2) design two comprehensive research interventions aimed at preventing and controlling chronic diseases among immigrants and refugees.

12:48 PM
Development of an ESL curriculum to educate Chinese immigrants about physical activity
Vicky Taylor, MD, MPH, Swee May Cripe, PhD, MPH, Elizabeth Acorda, MA, Chong Teh, PhD, Gloria Coronado, PhD, Hoai Do, MPH, Erica Woodall, MPH and Gregory Hislop, MDCM
1:24 PM
Una historia comica de una enfermedad seria-diabetes tipo II
Jennifer J. Murray-Chavez, RN, Eduardo C. Chavez, RN and Sherry Garrett Hendrickson, PhD, APRN, BC

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

Organized by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Epidemiology, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA