142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Bridging population health & clinical strategies through community-engaged research: A perspective on Asian Americans in New York City

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014 : 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

Simona Kwon, DrPH, MPH , Center for the Study of Asian American Health, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Challenges to achieving health equity include the need for and expansion of disaggregated data collection. There is a translational gap for Asian Americans who experience different social, economic, cultural contexts and are often not reached by population-wide strategies. The NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health has been working to address these challenges and have identified key areas towards our goal of addressing AA health disparities and achieving health equity for our communities. The key which are focused on community-based culturally tailored interventions and strategies include: 1) Applying a community-based participatory research framework; 2) Developing tailored and relevant data collection tools and interventions; 3) Using innovative methodologies for sampling, recruitment, and retention; and 4) Expanding data collection of social indicators that yield better understanding of trends in health status and outcomes as well as community strengths and protective factors.

Learning Areas:

Clinical medicine applied in public health
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Discuss relevant data collection tools and interventions to address Asian American health disparities. Explain community-based frameworks for conducting Asian American health research.

Keyword(s): Asian Americans, Health Disparities/Inequities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am director for the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health, an NIMHD-funded research center of excellence with the aim to address Asian American health disparities. I have over 15 years of experience in the field of Asian American health disparities research and community engagement in NYC.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.