Online Program

Translational research addressing Asian and/or Pacific Islander health

Monday, November 4, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Asian and Pacific Islander (API) populations experience a significant chronic disease burden, particularly with regard to diet-related diseases. The NIH-funded randomized, controlled trial, Diabetes Prevention Program, reported a 58% reduction in risk of developing type 2 diabetes through intensive lifestyle intervention among participants who were overweight and had prediabetes. National and local efforts are underway to translate this trial to underserved, ethnic minority populations who are disproportionately affected. This session will present some of the field’s newest approaches to translating this trial, and highlight the unique considerations and challenges when working to prevent chronic disease in diverse API populations. The lessons learned can also inform the translation of controlled trials in other non-API ethnic minority populations.
Session Objectives: Demonstrate the effect of health literacy in the context of chronic disease management among the first generation Korean immigrants in the US. Describe the steps taken in the development and implementation of a community-specific and culturally-tailored diabetes prevention intervention targeted to NYC South Asians. Evaluate the role of community health workers in hypertension management among NYC Filipino immigrants. Describe the need for cultural tailoring of garden-based interventions intended to prevent diabetes within urban Filipino and Pacific Islander communities in the United States.

Health literacy and self care behaviors in people with limited English skills : A study of hypertension in Korean immigrants   
Miyong Kim, PhD, RN, FAAN, Kim B. Kim, PhD, Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN, FAAN, Tam Nguyen, RN, MSN/MPH, PHD and Boyun Huh, PhD, RN
Reducing hypertension among Filipino Americans through Project Aspire community health worker intervention   
Rhodora Ursua, MPH, David E. Aguilar, MA, Laura Wyatt, MPH, Leonida Gamboa, BS, Pacita Valdellon, Ed D, Esperanza Perrella, MS, Zebede Dimaporo, MA, Potri Ranka Manis Queano Nur, RN, MA, Darius Tandon, PhD, Mariano Rey, MD and Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH
Results of a pilot study to promote diabetes prevention among New York City South Asian women using a community health worker model   
Jennifer Zanowiak, MA, Rucha Kavathe, PhD, Laura Wyatt, MPH, Hardayal Singh, Smiti B. Kapadia, MPH, Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH, Chau-Trinh Shevrin, DrPH, Mariano Rey, MD and Nadia Islam, PhD

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, Breastfeeding Forum, Community Health Workers, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, 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)