188716 Translating personal to political; local to federal policy (research data to policy)

Monday, October 27, 2008: 1:30 PM

Mona Bormet, MPH, CHES , Christian Connections for International Health, McLean, VA
A national health policy 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 specifically highlight how the need for accurate disaggregated data & research has translated into federal policy action. The speaker will discuss how the community has expressed its need for more disaggregated data & research and the three main action steps that have resulted. In particular, this section will focus on the development and action steps resulting from “Health Brain Trust on Data & Research” meetings, which have gathered together researchers, government officials and community members. The panelist will highlight pursuing relationships with administration officials, such as the National Center for Health Statistics of the CDC, the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities of the NIH, in order to pursue community driven asks. The panelist will also highlight how community drive asks have led to the continued education and relationship building with Congressional offices (new and old) in order to actively apply and pursue disaggregated data and research efforts, such as CBPR on the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations.

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.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Mona Bormet from APIAHF
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.