Online Program

Engaging the community to advance Asian and/or Pacific Islander health

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The purpose of this session is to discuss practical approaches to building community capacity to advocate for health and influence health policy that are impacting Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This session presents several strategies to engaging community ranging from coalition building among diverse community stakeholders in Oakland’s Chinatown to utilizing student pharmacists in Hepatitis B education and management in Las Vegas. Given the current political climate of health care reform, efforts to build community capacity and promote advocacy are paramount to ensuring that policies include attributes, which improve Asian and Pacific Islander health prospects.
Session Objectives: Discuss potential hypotheses and frameworks to explain differences in healthcare utilization among Asian Americans. Explain the importance of bringing together diverse neighborhood stakeholders to effectively advance community health during a development planning process. Discuss the role and strategies of Filipino American physicians and nurses to help improve the health of the community and reduce the disease burden. Identify a potential role for student pharmacists in the team based management of chronic Hepatitis B.
Deborah Banerjee, PhD, MS

Health of the Filipino American community: What do Filipino doctors and nurses think are the issues and challenges?   
Luceli Cuasay, DrPH, MPH, Beverly Gor, EdD, RD, LD, Donna Canlas, MD, PA, Cherry Sloan, RN, CCM, BC, OCN, Riza Mauricio, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC, Gayle Balmaceda, RN, ANP, GNP and Lovell Jones, PhD
Student pharmacist in-language services: Targeting an unmet need to impact hepatitis B management in Asian Pacific Islanders   
Christina Madison, Pharm.D., BCACP, AAHIVP, Mark Decerbo, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCNSP and Aurora Wong, JD

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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: International Health, Oral Health, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Community-Based Public Health Caucus, Chiropractic Health Care, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health

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