3203.0 Asian & Pacific Islander Immigrant, Migrant, Transnational Health and Health Care Delivery

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
The purpose of this session is to present various approaches to addressing health issues impacting migrant Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Given the heterogeneity of routes and patterns of migration assumed by Asians and Pacific Islanders into the United States, it is imperative that pertinent variables associated with health indicators be examined in relation to improving community health.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to: (1) Discuss workplace factors as principal determinants for physical and psychological health among immigrant, minority workers; (2) Understand the diversity among Southeast Asian immigrants, including linguistic needs, traditional beliefs about mental illnesses and relevant interventions; (3) Describe risk factors for liver cancer among Hmong adults and implications for intervention development; and (4) Discuss potential applications of community-based participatory research methods in bridging health disparities.
Sean Arayasirikul, MSPH, CHES

12:30 PM
Relationship of job dissatisfaction with physical and psychological health among Filipino immigrants
Butch de Castro, PhD, MSN/MPH, RN, Gilbert C. Gee, PhD and David T. Takeuchi, PhD
1:00 PM
BMI among Hmong adults: Characteristics & Implications
Moon S. Chen, PhD, MPH, Susan Stewart, PhD, Dao M. Fang, MSW and Julia Nicholas
1:15 PM
What does it mean to be Southeast Asian? Disentangling the labels of language, ethnicity and country of birth
Giang T. Nguyen, MD, MPH, MSCE, Elaine J. Yuen, PhD, Leah Hsu, MPH, Thoai Nguyen and Kao Kue
1:30 PM
A community-based participatory research approach to understanding racial and ethnic disparities among Chinese-Americans in Malden, MA
Shalini Tendulkar, ScD, ScM, Shwuling Jane, Eric Lee, BS, Kevin Duffy, Renée Cammarata, MSW, MPA, Patrice Melvin, Sandra Williams, SM and Elisa Friedman, MS

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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)