2050.0 Provision of quality and culturally sensitive health care for refugees and immigrants

Sunday, October 26, 2008: 4:30 PM
This session will present a variety of culturally-appropriate approaches to serve immigrant and refugee populations. Posters will address determinants of contraceptive use, mammography compliance, and mental disorders. Presentations will also highlight the lessons learned from programs aimed at improving prenatal HIV-testing, and at promoting refugees' resilience in the aftermath of deportations and ethnic immigrant support to mental health problems.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: (1) List three approaches to assess prevalence of disease among immigrant populations; and (2) list three cultural and linguistic competent approaches to address immigrants' health needs

Board 2
Prevalence and determinants of contraceptive use/non-use among foreign- and U.S.-born women in California
Marina J. Chabot, MSc, Diane Swann, Carrie Lewis, MPH, Heike Thiel de Bocanegra, PhD, MPH and Philip Darney, MD, MSc
Board 3
Factors associated with mammography compliance and non-compliance among Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Cambodian women
Grace X. Ma, PhD, Steven E. Shive, PHD, MPH, Jamil I. Toubbeh, PhD, Yin Tan, MD and Min Qi Wang, PhD
Board 4
Puentes de Salud: Providing culturally appropriate care to South Philadelphia's Mexican community
Matthew James O'Brien, MD, Rebecca Bixby, RN and Steve Larson, MD
Board 5
Prenatal HIV testing by undocumented immigrant women in Philadelphia's Public Health Centers
Carol McLaughlin, MD MPH, Abike James, MD MPH, Scarlett Belamy Bellamy, ScD and Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD MPH
Board 7
Board 8
Promoting immigrant family resources for resilience in the aftermath of detentions and deportations
Ester R. Shapiro, PhD, Hercilia Corona-Ordoņez, MA and Devin Atallah-Gutierrez, MA
Board 9
Implementing cultural and linguistic competent practices in system of care communities serving immigrant and refugee populations: Successes, challenges, and future plans
Michelle Schurig, MPH, Phyllis Gyamfi, PhD, Tisha Tucker, MPH, Kurt Moore, PhD, Judy Vang, MSW, ASW, Joyce Gonzales, CSAC, IACC, David Saarnio, PhD and Walter Darnell, LCSW
Board 10
Ethnic immigrant community support for mental health care and promotion in African Refugees in NC
Sharon Morrison, PhD, MSPH, Ekatherina Osman and Sammie Autry, BS

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, Socialist Caucus, Vision Care Section