3393.0 Empowering Asian and Pacific Islander Communities Through Community Engagement: Model Practices and Challenges

Monday, October 31, 2011: 4:30 PM
Community engagement is quickly becoming the standard for the practice of public heath, especially when working with and/or within API communities. Regardless of your end, the means require public health professionals to engage with the community, making navigating the socio-cultural diversity of such a heterogeneous population possible. This session will bring together researchers, interventionists, and community leaders in the sharing of these best practices.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: (1) Discuss at least two challenges related to community engagement and health promotion and disease prevention research and practice among APIs; and (2) Identify at least three novel and innovative approaches to work with communities to collectively advance public health.
Sean Arayasirikul, PhD Student

Board 2
A community-based intervention on cervical cancer and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) among Vietnamese American Women
Grace X. Ma, PhD, Wanzhen Gao, PhD, Yin Tan, MD, Carolyn Y. Fang, PhD, Jamil I. Toubbeh, PhD and Thoa Tran
Board 3
Cultural humility: Is it possible to have too much too soon? Lessons learned in the implementation of a culturally-specific after school program for high school aged Pacific Islander youth
Leafa Taumoepeau, Edith Cabuslay, MPH, Kristi Skjerdal, MPH, Malissa Netane, Michelle Vilchez, Scott Morrow, MD, MPH and Brian Zamora, MPH, REHS
Board 4
New Tool Fight with Non-communicable Disease in Solomon Islands: DM Case Management Informatics System (DMcmis)
Mei-Hsing Chen, Deputy Director, Shih-Huai Hsiao, MPH,Senior Specialist, Chia-Lun Lee, Head Nurse, Su-Ying Wu, Informatics Programmer, Sheng-Hsiung Hsu, Professor and Jiunn-Ren Wu, Professor
Board 5
Exploring the Effectiveness of DM educator training courses in Solomon Islands
Chia-Lun Lee, Head Nurse, Meng-Chuan Huang, Director, Hsiu-Chu Lin, Certified Diabetic Educator, Mei-Hsing Chen, Deputy Director, Shih-Huai Hsiao, MPH,Senior Specialist and Sheng-Hsiung Hsu, Professor
Board 8
Lessons learned in implementing a hepatitis B social marketing campaign in Asian American communities in NYC
Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH, Shao-Chee Sim, PhD, Kay Chun, MD, Kevin C. Lo, MPH, Henry Pollack, MD and Isha Weerasinghe, MSc
Board 9
Promoting Breast and Cervical Health through Patient Navigation in the Tongan Community
Ruth Peters, MPH, Leah Leilani Beck, BS, Lupe Fifita, BS, Brian Hui, Vanessa Tui`one and Sora Park Tanjasiri, DrPH

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