3016.0 Health of South Asian Americans

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
South Asians are one of the rapidest growing minority populations in the United States, and are often overlooked and/or understudies in discussions of Asian health disparities. In addition, this community is very heterogeneous, both culturally and in terms of destination of migration in the United States. This session will elucidate specific health issues pertient to South Asian subgroups residing in various enclaves in the United States.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: (1) Identify chronic and mental health issues pertinent to South Asian populations in ethnic enclaves; (2) Describe barriers to accessing health care for South Asian Americans; and (3) Articulate organizational approaches to addressing health disparities impacting South Asian populations in the United States.
Arnab Mukherjea, DrPH, MPH

8:30 AM
Barriers to health care facing the South Asian population in Dallas, Texas
Hena Zaki, DO, Amer Shakil, MD, Nora Gimpel, MD, Emeka J. Ohagi, MS, MPH and Tiffany M. Billmeier, MPH
8:45 AM
9:00 AM
Concepts of Stress and Depression: The South Asian immigrant experience
Amar Vira, BA, Manasi A. Tirodkar, PhD, MS and Namratha R. Kandula, MD, MPH
9:15 AM
Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perception Regarding Diabetes in the New York City Bangladeshi Community: A Mixed-Methods Approach
Nadia Islam, PhD, Krittika Ghosh, MsC, Gulnahar Alam, Mamnunul Haq, Runi Mukherji, PhD, Purnima Naik, Darius Tandon, PhD, Morsheda Begum, Shahnaz Yousef, Moushumi Shabnam, Michael Tanner, Bhairavi Desai, Julie Ruckel, MPH, Ying Hua Liu, Sonali Tawdekar, MD, MPH, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH and Mariano Rey, MD

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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: APHA-Equal Health Opportunity Committee, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

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