3102.0 Equal Health Opportunities Across Borders

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:30 AM
The Equal Health Opportunity Committee of the American Public Health Association recognizes that social, economic, educational, and health inequities and lack of opportunities continue to have a significant effect on the health of many people from economically and politically marginalized communities across the US and abroad. Some of the most impacted are migrants and immigrants. International politics, health policy legislation, and funding are some of the critical elements that can contribute to improving health across borders. This session will focus on the important challenges and opportunities to improve the health of migrants, immigrants, border populations, and others through collaborative public health initiatives across borders. Speakers will discuss model programs, politics, and recommended policies to reduce perceived and actual inequities.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify several key factors related to inequities in health, economic, educational, and social improvement for migrants and immigrants. 2. Describe critical elements or programs of successful cross-border collaboration, coordination, and coalition building to improve health opportunities. 3. Consider ways to advocate for change in public health policy and practice for assurance of improved health for all populations.
Jean E. Swinney, PhD RN

10:30 AM

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Organized by: APHA-Equal Health Opportunity Committee

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing