4093.0 Deconstructing Difference and Disrupting Discrimination: Social Etiologies and Opportunities for Change

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 10:30 AM
The impact of social processes in Asian and Pacific Islander (API) experiences of health and illness become increasingly central to how our communities strive toward eliminating health inequities. This session will focus on two complex, linked social processes discrimination and the stigmatization. Speakers will present data to illuminate the impact of these two social processes on the health of APIs and discuss potential intervention possibilities.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: (1) Identify at least one strategy to offset the deleterious effects of discrimination on health; (2) Describe the relationship between financial strain and discrimination on depression and smoking among Asian Americans, and what role gender plays in this relationship; (3) Discuss the impact of Hepatitis B- and HIV/AIDS-related stigma on API communities; and (4) Explain how social media can be used to address HIV/AIDS-related stigma.

10:30 AM
Using gender and friend confidant support to segment Asian American adults who use alcohol to cope with everyday discrimination
Memi Miscally, DrPH, MPH, Karen A. McDonnell, PhD, Sean Cleary, PhD, MPH and Mark Edberg, PhD
10:50 AM
Determining a way to measure the level of stigma associated with hepatitis B in Asian and Pacific Islander communities
Daniel Chu, Isha Weerasinghe, MSc, Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH, Kay Chun, MD and Shao-Chee Sim, 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, 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)