3220.0 Identities, Institutions and Investments: Social Determinants of Healthy Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM
Immigration, acculturation, colonialism and self-determination are important lived experiences that impact social processes and Asian and Pacific Islander identities. These factors 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 the role of identities, institutions and investments with various determinants of health embedded in Asian & Pacific Islander communities.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: (1) Explain the linkage between “model minority” stress and health; (2) Describe the historical evolution of the sick Hawaiian identity and its relationship to determinants of Hawaiian health; (3) Discuss the salience of social capital in the physical and mental health among Asian American populations; (4) Identify at least two key components of capacity building that may particularly be useful for API communities.
Deborah Banerjee, PhD, MS

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

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)