3304.0 Addressing the Health Needs of AAPI Populations

Monday, November 5, 2007: 2:30 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 explore research projects that address the health needs of this growing, diverse population.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. describe examples of a range of projects working to understand factors influencing health behavior, treatment, and illness outcome in AAPI communities; and 2. articulate the importance of community partnerships, health policy advocacy, and the influence of culture and cultural beliefs in addressing the health needs of AAPIs.

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Lay health workers increase colorectal cancer screening among Chinese Americans: A pilot study
Cindy Qiu-Lan Liang, BA, Lei-Chun Fung, MPH, MSW, Tung Nguyen, MD, Thoa Nguyen, Mary Beth Love, PhD, Kent Woo, MSW, Ching Wong, BA and Cindy Tsai, BA
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Cardiovascular health among Vietnamese-Americans compared to non-Hispanic Whites in California
Tung Nguyen, MD, Youlian Liao, MD, Ginny Gildengorin, PhD, Janice Tsoh, PhD, Ngoc BuiTong, MHA, Thoa Nguyen and Steve McPhee, MD
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Creating community partnerships and synergies in promoting cardiovascular health: Strategies used and lessons learned
Henrietta Ho-Asjoe, MPS, Kenny Kwong, PhD, Sally Wong, PhD, RD, CDN and Warren Chin, MD
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Traditional health beliefs among Vietnamese Americans
Nadine L. Chan, PhD MPH, Vicky Taylor, MD, MPH, Yutaka Yasui, PhD, Engelberta (Beti) Thompson, PhD, Shin-Ping Tu, MD MPH, Jeffrey R. Harris, MD MPH MBA, Hue C. Thai, DO and J. Carey Jackson, MD MA MPH

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, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health

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