Social epidemiology of Asian and/or Pacific Islander health
Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
As the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community continues to become more diverse – in terms of ethnicity, culture, time and destination of migration, languages spoken, and generation – public health research must adapt to these dynamic patterns. This exciting session highlights the central role of social determinants and contexts in understanding the epidemiology of a wide range of health outcomes among API populations ranging from chronic illness to post-disaster mental health.
Session Objectives: Compare substance abuse patterns and trends among Asian and Pacific Islander subgroups in Los Angeles County.
Describe the prevalence of US Samoan and Tongan chronic illness.
Describe the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among rural/urban Indians and immigrant Asian Indians in the US.
Explain how the social and geographical context can confound findings about post-Katrina health among Vietnamese and African-Americans in New Orleans.
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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, International Health, Oral Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Vietnam Caucus, Chiropractic Health Care, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, Disability
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)