4111.0 Occupational Health Disparities Institute: Work, Health Disparities and Social Factors

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 10:30 AM
This set of presentations discusses some of the various roles that work and workplace exposures may play in health disparities, both occupational and non-occupational. One paper examines the potential role of education/work mismatch as a contributing factor to disparities in birth outcomes. The second group of authors discuss factors (such as health, job satisfaction, and industry sector) that are linked to job turnover and income loss. The contribution of workplace discrimination to health disparities among Filipinos living in the US will be discussed. Approaches to engaging non-English speaking populations in struggles to improve workplace health and safety will also be presented.
Session Objectives: Partocipants will be able to explain the role of occupational characteristics and education in contributing to birth disparities. Participants will be able to identify personal and job-related factors that are related to job turnover and loss of income. Participants will be able to describe current understanding of the contribution of workplace discrimination to health disparities among immigrant/minority worker groups. Participants will be able to describe some challenges and strategies for deeper and fuller participation of non-English speaking workers in the area of worker health and safety
Butch de Castro, PhD, MSN/MPH, RN

10:30 AM
10:45 AM
Demographic, health, and job-related factors associated with job turnover and loss of income
Jaime Strickland, MA, Ann Marie Dale, OTR/L and Brad Evanoff, MD, MPH
11:00 AM
Workplace discrimination and health among Filipinos in the United States
Butch De Castro, PhD, MSN/MPH, RN, Gilbert C. Gee, PhD and David T. Takeuchi, PhD
11:15 AM
Language and Cultural Equality in Workplace Health and Safety
Pamela Tau-Lee and Dinorah Barton-Antonio, MPH

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Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Latino Caucus, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services, Trade & Health Forum