4098.0 Health across the lifespan: API perspectives

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
As the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community continues to become more diverse in terms of ethnicity, culture, time and destination of migration, languages spoken, and generation public health research must adapt to these dynamic patterns. This session will present selected themes in API health across the lifespan, including generational differences between API immigrant mothers and their new generation of daughters, and emerging health priorities among the aging API population.
Session Objectives: 1) Discuss a Community-Based Participatory Research approach to identifying health needs in two generations of Cambodian refugee women and differences in priorities as a result of the generation gap; 2) Identify changes in attitudes about intimate partner violence that resulted from a talk story intervention among Native Hawaiian and Pilipina women and girls; 3) Discuss the differential relationships between maternal socio-demographic characteristics and birth outcomes among diverse Asian sub-populations; and 4) Describe attitudes and beliefs that influence Advance Directives/Advance Care Planning in Chinese and Vietnamese communities.
Vishnu Nepal, MSc, MPH

Capacity building across the lifespan: Community-Based Participatory Research with two generations of Cambodian American women
Juliet P. Lee, PhD, Talaya Sin, BA, BA, Sotheavy Tan, Sean Kirkpatrick, MA, Ann Rojas-Cheatham, PhD, Shadia Godoy, MPH, Roland Moore, PhD, Angelo Ercia, MPH and Mona Afary, PhD
Comparison of maternal characteristics and low birthweight among Asian subgroups in California
Zhiwei Yu, MPH, LouAnn Barr, MSW, Brason Lee, MSW, MS, Michael P. Curtis, PhD and Connie Mitchell, MD, MPH
Advance Care Planning among Chinese and Vietnamese Americans who Attend Churches
Quynh Bui, MD, MPH, Angela Sun, PhD, MPH, Janice Y. Tsoh, PhD, Tung T. Nguyen, MD, Stephen J. McPhee, MD, Ginny Gildengorin, PhD, Ky Lai, MD, MPH, Joyce Cheng, MS and Joanne Chan, BA

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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Vietnam Caucus, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

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