4266.0 Health of Pacific Islanders

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 2:30 PM
Pacific Islanders constitute a significant yet understudied part of the Asian and Pacific Islander population in the United States. However, similar to certain Asian subgroups, there exists a paucity of data regarding Pacific Islander health. This session will shed light on pertinent issues concerning the health of Pacific Islanders and enable future research and intervention design to address disparities in this growing population.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: (1) Discuss the relationship between ethnic identity and interpersonal youth violence among Pacific Islanders; (2) Share best a practice model for HIV capacity building among Pacific Islander communities, including the culturally sensitive strategies that guide its design and shape its delivery; (3) Explain the link between fast-food consumption and obesity among Tongans in Utah; and (4) Highlight the success of a newly emerging CBO involved in Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR).

2:30 PM
Ethnic identity development and youth violence prevention among Asian and Pacific Islander youths
Jane Chung-Do, MPH, Tai-An Miao, MURP, Corey Adler, MA and Deborah Goebert, DrPH
2:45 PM
Culturally Appropriate HIV Capacity Building Among Pacific Islander Organizations in Southern California: Results from an organizational capacity survey of participating organizations
Lourdes Flores Quitugua, Lola Sablan Santos, Jonathan Lepule, Tony Maguadog, Rose Perez, Steve Young, Louise Young, Lois M. Takahashi, PhD and Jay Aromin, CHRN
3:15 PM
California Chamorro Breast Cancer Survivors Alliance: An Example of Empowerment, Capacity Building and Outcome
Lola Sablan Santos, AnneMarie P. Gumataotao, PhD and Lourdes Flores Quitugua

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, APHA-Equal Health Opportunity Committee, Social Work

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