3420.0 Advocacy and Policies for Change in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

Monday, October 31, 2011: 4:30 PM
The purpose of this session is to discuss approaches influencing policy which positively impact the health and well-being of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Given the current discourse on health care reform, current activities involving advocacy and activism are paramount to ensuring that policies include attributes which improve Asian and Pacific Islander health prospects.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: (1) Identify four approaches to advocate for equity in access to health; (2) Describe the process for developing and implementing a policy strategy and campaign with public health, community based, and governmental partners; (3) List at least three factors germane to implementing a research strategy that builds the capacity of organizations and the community to organize around key issues identified by the research process; and (4) Discuss the Affordable Care Act and its implications for API population health.
Mona Lynn Bormet, MPH, CHES

5:10 PM
Policy and Research Strategies for Building a Healthy Community for Nail Salon Workers
Julia Liou, MPH, Lisa Fu, MPH, Catherine Porter, JD, Anuja Mendiratta, MES and Duyen Tran
5:30 PM

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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)