4165.0 Public Health Advocacy/Activism, Politics, and Policy for Asian & Pacific Islander Health

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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 five national and local health policy initiatives; and (2) Identify three strategies for implementing these model initiatives in their own communities.
Mona Lynn Bormet, MPH, CHES

Hepatitis B Program 2010: A Roadmap to Health Parity in the API Community
Julie Bawa, MPH, Nouf Bazaz and Chun Man (Perry) Chan

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

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