Online Program

Immigrant, migrant, and transnational perspectives on Asian and/or Pacific Islander health Part I

Monday, November 4, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
When immigrants from Asia arrive to the US or another foreign setting, they experience a period of significant re-orientation and adaptation. These dynamic aspects of migration present unique opportunities to understand the social, cultural and behavioral changes that occur as immigrants adjust to their new homes, all of which influence health. This session explores contemporary themes in immigrant and transnational health including the healthy immigrant paradox, access to South Asian tobacco product in US ethnic enclaves, and mental health of female Asian immigrant sex workers. This session places emphasis on the diversity of API populations’ migration experiences and on the importance of applying alternative conceptual frameworks to understanding the development of health outcomes among these populations.
Session Objectives: Explain mental health challenges faced by immigrant low-English proficient Chinese women who work in massage parlors. Describe similarities and differences regarding access and availability of South Asian cultural tobacco products among different ethnic enclaves in the US. Evaluate whether immigrant generation and/or language preference, measures of acculturation, is associated with Type 2 diabetes using population-based data in California. Assess the challenges of conducting participatory research with immigrant populations in a manner that is both culturally and methodologically competent.
Kawika Liu, MD, PhD, JD

Defining the empowerment process with Asian survivors of domestic violence: Lessons learned in navigating cultural competency in research and methods   
Jocelyn Chu, ScD, MPH, Sujata Ghosh, MSW, MSc, Purnima Sahgal, Dawn Sauma, MSW, LICSW and Carolyn Rubin, EdD, MA
Stressors and mental health challenges faced by immigrant Chinese massage parlor workers in HIV prevention   
Lois Takahashi, PhD, Karin Elizabeth Tobin, PhD, Stacy To, Helen Ma, Samuel Ou, Fiona Ka Wa Ao, MPH, EdD and Jury Candelario
Availability and accessibility of South Asian tobacco products in the United States   
Arnab Mukherjea, DrPH, MPH, Mary V. Modayil, MSPH, PhD and Rajiv Ulpe, MPH, CHES

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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: International Health, Oral Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Public Health Nursing, Socialist 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)