3214.0 Immigrant and Minority Health and Aging

Monday, November 8, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session will discuss topics related to immigrant, minority health, and aging by discussing American Indian elder health, lower body function among older Mexican-Americans, "health-migrant effect" in late life, primary care and preventive services among older immigrants, and minority participation in volunteerism.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe some issues with health status and access to care among American Indians. 2. Define and describe the healthy migrant effect in the context of aging populations. 3. Explore factors related to volunteerism in older adults and implications for encouraging more volunteerism among minority populations.

American Indian Elder Health
Delight Satter, MPH and Steven Wallace, PhD
Volunteering as a major component of aging well: Examining minority participation
Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH, SangNam Ahn, PhD, MPSA, Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, Angelica P. Herrera, DrPH, Karon Phillips, PhD, MPH and Nelda Mier, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Gerontological Health (newly approved name Aging & Public Health)
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Caucus on Public Health and the Faith Community, Social Work

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