4187.0 What Box? Innovative Research and Practice Methodologies

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 12:30 PM
As the heterogeneous Asian and Pacific Islander community continues to be come more diverse in terms of ethnicity, culture, time and destination of migration, languages spoken, among others public health methodologies must adapt to these dynamic patterns. This session will present such innovative approaches, enabling the consideration of similar initiatives to promote the health of diverse Asian and Pacific Islander populations.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: (1) Describe the use of Photovoice to document barriers by Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander elders to healthy living in Los Angeles County and Orange County neighborhoods; (2) Discuss the geographical distribution of medically underserved Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (AA&NHOPI) communities on county- and neighborhood-levels, including the subsequent socioeconomic and health characteristics and health service gaps of medically underserved AA&NHOPI communities; (3) Explain the salience of community engagement in eliminating Hepatitis B disparities; (4) Articulate the value of community-based participatory research that includes a strong policy component; and (5) Describe the challenges of data collection among AA&NHOPI adolescents and small populations.
Luceli Cuasay, DrPH, MPH

12:50 PM
An Examination of Medically Underserved AA&NHOPI Communities and their Access to Care
Hui Song, MPH, MS, Joy Huang, Rosy Chang Weir, PhD, Winston Tseng, PhD, Jeffrey Caballero, MPH and Jacqueline Barin
1:30 PM
A Community Health Assessment of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Adolescents in California
Winston Tseng, PhD, Wendy Ho, MPA, Lois Takahashi, PhD, Diana D. McDonnell, PhD and Ninez Ponce, MPP, PhD

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

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

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