4083.0 Community Engagement and Public Health Practice in Asian & Pacific Islander Communities

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Community engagement is quickly becoming the standard for the practice of public heath, especially when working with and/or within API communities. Regardless of your end, the means require public health professionals to engage with the community, making navigating the socio-cultural diversity of such a heterogeneous population possible. This session will bring together researchers, interventionists, and community leaders in the sharing of these best practices.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: (1) List at least two reasons why community-based participatory research can build community capacity and leadership for health promotion and disease prevention; and (2) Identify at least three novel and innovative approaches to work with communities to collectively advance public health.

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Development of video media to help Chinese seniors navigate the U.S. health care system
Michael K. Ong, MD PhD, Alexander Li, MD, Eric Olander, MIPA and Ming Lo, MBA
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A Community Health Assessment of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders in California
Winston Tseng, PhD, Lois Takahashi, PhD, Diana D. McDonnell, PhD, Wendy Ho, MPA, Christina Lee and Stephanie Wong
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Innovative Recruitment and Retention Strategies in a Community Based Intervention for the Bangladeshi Population: Challenges and Lessons Learned
Krittika Ghosh, MSc, Nadia Islam, PhD, Mamnunul Haq, Gulnahar Alam, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH and Mariano Rey, MD

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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, HIV/AIDS