3198.0 Public Health & Policy impacting Asians & Pacific Islanders

Monday, October 27, 2008: 12:30 PM
Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are a growing community that comprised 5.3% of the total U.S. population in 2005 (U.S. Census, 2005). The benefits of effective preventive health measures are often not translated into appropriate healthcare policies. This may be particularly true for immigrant and minority groups, including AAPIs. This session will explore policy proposals and advocacy efforts targeted towards AAPI groups. Presentations will discuss how to influence and translate health policies to have a positive impact on the lives of AAPI populations.
Session Objectives: Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. describe an innovative initiative aimed at eliminating Hepatitis B among Asian Americans; 2. understand the resource gaps and characteristics of medically underserved AAPI groups; and 3. discuss health issues that can be translated into local, state, and federal policy action and advocacy efforts.

1:00 PM
Medically underserved health service gaps among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Rosy Chang Weir, PhD, Winston Tseng, PhD, Irene H. Yen, PhD, Michelle Valle-Perez, MA and Jeffrey Caballero, MPH

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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA