Online Program

Global solutions to Asian and/or Pacific Islander public health challenges

Monday, November 4, 2013: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Asian and Pacific Islander (API) population is a global community. The diversity of API populations – in terms of origin and destination of migration, ethnicity, culture and languages spoken – presents a unique opportunity for sharing lessons learned in public health research and practice. This session will present local and creative approaches to addressing public health challenges in API populations around the world, including substance use and chronic disease prevention and how to effectively disseminate evidence-based practices in settings characterized by fragmented health systems.
Session Objectives: Define and introduce an evidence-based public health (EBPH) framework. Evaluate the effectiveness of systematic 4-year diabetes Educator Training Courses in Solomon Islands. Identify methods to build local data capacity to support substance abuse prevention efforts conducted by coalitions in the Philippines. Describe the process of working with a faith-based organization to gather community- identified issues in Northern Laos.

Building local data infrastructure and capacity in the Philippines: Supporting the development of coalitions for substance abuse prevention   
Evelyn Yang, PhD, David E. Aguilar, MA, Noilyn Abesamis-Mendoza, MPH, Luceli Cuasay, DrPH, MPH and Kareemah Abdullah
Explore the effectiveness of systematic solution to the capacity building of HCPS' diabetes care   
Chia-Lun Lee, Head Nurse, Shih-Huai Hsiao, Lecturer, Meng-Chuan Huang, Associate Professor, Director, Mei-Hsing Chen, Director, Tenneth Dalipanda, Medical Officer and Wen-Ter Lai
Building evidence-based practice capacity at a Pacific Island jurisdiction: The experience of American Samoa Department of Health   
Silvia M. Trigoso, MPH, Si'itia Soliai-Lemusu, DCHMS, Anaise M. Uso, BDS, Faiese Roby, DCHMS, MBBS, Lemala Thompson, MBA and Jacki Tulafono, BS
Partnering with the Adventist development and relief agency (ADRA) to access needs in northern Laotian villages   
Arti Desai, MPH, PhD(s), Ryan Gene Gaia Sinclair, PhD, MPH, D. Scott Rawson, BS and Thelma Gamboa, DrPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: International Health, Oral Health, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Public Health Nursing, Vietnam Caucus, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, Disability

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