3110.0 Public Health Advocacy/Activism, Politics, and Policy for Asian & Pacific Islander Health

Monday, November 9, 2009: 10:30 AM
The purpose of this session is to discuss approaches influencing policy which positively impact the health and well-being of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Given the current discourse on health care reform, current activities involving advocacy and activism are paramount to ensuring that policies include attributes which improve Asian and Pacific Islander health prospects.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: (1) Describe the historical and current research and advocacy efforts to increase data regarding Asian American health; (2) Describe timely, federal health issues and articulate such issues into stories that can be translated into policy action; (3) Articulate three community engagement strategies to ensure the diverse participation of community members that have not traditionally been involved in community planning activities; (4) Demonstrate the need for addressing culturally competent community collaborations through the understanding of Pacific Islander cultural values; and (5) Describe a comprehensive health program to eliminate health disparities among Asian Americans.

10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Creating Safe Active Family Environments through Public Policy: Addressing Obesity Amongst Pacific Islander Organizations in Southern California
Jay Aromin, CHRN, Jessica Lim, MS, Joseph Fa'avae, BA, Leilani Beck, BS, Vanessa Tui'one, BS, Keith Castro, BIS and Alisi Talua-Tata, MS
11:30 AM
A Model to Help Eliminate Health Disparities among Diverse Asian Americans
Julie Bawa, MPH, Chun Man (Perry) Chan and Harry T. Kwon, PhD, MPH, CHES

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, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

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