4261.1 Best practices of prevention and wellness efforts among refugees and immigrant communities

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Session Objectives: Discuss patterns of health disparities unique to Asian Americans. Describe the patterns of health exams among Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese Americans in Maryland. Discuss the relationship between acculturation and health exam behaviors using multiple acculturation indicators. Assess the mediating effects of health insurance and having a regular physician Explain the depression construct among the Asian Americans studied, measured by CES-D (Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale) Differentiate cultural backgrounds of Asian Americans and European-background Americans to identify strategic approaches for promoting community mental health Describe the methods for accessing health care that are utilized within the Nepali and Burmese refugee community in Philadelphia Differentiate the methods for accessing health care that are propagated within the refugee community from the models for accessing care that states and agencies believe are being utilized by refugee communities Identify three social networks through which migrant seafood processing workers in North Carolina are able to successfully obtain clinical care. Discuss the use of culturally relevant flipcharts for advancing health promotion and prevention conversations with recently arrived refugees. Describe relevant health-related environmental and structural conditions in refugee camps in Thailand List three ways that resettled refugees’ health behaviors are affected by familiar camp conditions and now challenged by their new environment in the US. Identify opportunities for Prevention Research Centers to partner with local refugee communities to promote health. List and explain some of the challenges facing African Immigrants with respect to HIV/AIDS in America.

Board 1
Understanding social determinants of health for Asian Americans: Who's at risk?
Won Kim Cook, PhD, Winston Tseng, PhD and Corina Chung
Board 3
Board 5
PASOs Best Practices for Providing Outreach Services to the Newly Immigrated Hispanic Population of South Carolina
Margarita Franco Hernandez, BA, Romina McCandless, MPH and Lucy Willms, MSW
Board 9
Primary prevention for refugees: Discovering the burden of choice
Heather-Lyn Haley, PhD, Meredith Walsh, RN, Nang H. Maung, PhD, Clara Savage, EdD, James Madson and Suzanne Cashman, ScD

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Organized by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Vision Care Section, Women's Caucus, Community Health Workers