3014.0 Health of Pacific Islanders

Monday, November 8, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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 end of the session, participants will be able to: (1) Describe a model for social change in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI); (2) Identify at least two community organizing strategies that have been effective to raise health-related awareness in Pacific Island communities; and (3) Identify 5 clusters of factors that influence HIV and HPV risk and prevention among Tongan and Chamorro young adults.
Alek Sripipatana, PhD, MPH

Inclusion and Partnership: Social Change in the US Affiliated Pacific Islands
Henry Ocampo, MPH, Alexis Silverio, Jay Blackwell, MA and Jose Carneiro, EdD
Factors influencing HIV and HPV risk and prevention among Tongan and Chamorro young adults in Southern California
Anthony S. DiStefano, PhD, MPH, Brian Hui, 'Isileli Vunileva, Vanessa Tui'one, BA, Lois Takahashi, PhD, MS, Lola Santos, Lourdes Flores Quitugua, Joey Quenga, Ruth Peters-Pak, MPH, Jeany Dimaculangan, Angelica Barrera-Ng, BS, CHES, Jay Aromin, CHRN and Sora Park Tanjasiri, DrPH
Tools for addressing cancer disparities: A culturally appropriate colorectal cancer awareness, prevention and screening educational toolkit for Pacific Islander communities
Khushbindar Lally, Ruth Peters-Pak, MPH, Jay Aromin, CHRN, Peta Fakasi'ieki, Jonathan Lepule, Ka'ala Pang, Ka'iwi Pang, Alek Sripipatana, PhD, MPH and Sora Park Tanjasiri, DrPH

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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community, APHA-Equal Health Opportunity Committee, Social Work

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