188713 Translating personal to political; local to federal policy (Voices Conference)

Monday, October 27, 2008: 1:15 PM

Jeffrey Caballero, MPH , Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Oakland, CA
A national multi-issue membership and policy advocacy organization will participate in a panel to share concrete examples of how personal health issues in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community translate to policy and advocacy efforts on the local, state and federal levels. The panelist will also discuss any timely hot policy topics.

This panelist will present how the national hepatitis B taskforce agenda developed at the 2006 APIAHF Voices Conference has been translated to a national advocacy & action agenda. The presentation begins with a description of the status and challenges related to hepatitis B advocacy. Then the speaker will present the efforts to increase federal support, secure consensus amongst national and grassroots advocates/stakeholders, and develop grassroots/legislative support.

Learning Objectives:
1. The participants will be able to describe the process of linking personal health issues into local, state and federal policy action. 2. The participants will be able to discuss local health issues and articulate such issues into stories that can be translated into policy action.

Keywords: Asian and Pacific Islander, Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Jeff Caballero from Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.