3102.0 Asian & Pacific Islander Communities, Social Justice and Determinants of Health

Monday, November 8, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cultural and social processes – like acculturation and discrimination - frame our communities’ vulnerability to specific determinants of health. This session presents some of the field’s leading public health research efforts, establishing the relationships between various determinants of health embedded in Asian & Pacific Islander communities.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: (1) Identify salient determinants of health for Asian & Pacific Islander communities; and (2) Discuss how determinants of health, such as socioeconomic status, occupational class and immigration-related factors impact Asian & Pacific Islander health.
Kawika Liu, MD, PhD, JD

Racial discrimination and health among Asian Americans: Evidence, assessment, and directions for future research
Gilbert C. Gee, PhD, Annie Ro, MPH, Salma N. Shariff-Marco, PhD, MPH and David H. Chae, ScD
Social Determinants of Mental Health among Filipino Immigrants: Does Gender Matter?
Jenny Hsin-Chun Tsai, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC and Elaine Adams Thompson, PhD, RN
Associations of occupational class and immigrant status with the health of Asian Americans in the labor force
Dolly A. John, MPH, Diane P. Martin, MA, PhD, Bonnie Duran, DrPH, Arnold (Butch) De Castro, PhD, MSN/MPH, RN and David T. Takeuchi, PhD

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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, APHA-Equal Health Opportunity Committee, HIV/AIDS, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

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