142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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A Look at Community-Academia Research in the Vietnamese community following the DWH Disaster

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Tap Bui, BS , NOELA Clinic / Tulane University Liason, Mary Queen of Viet Nam CDC, New Orleans, LA
Purpose: The Community Outreach and Dissemination Core (CODC) in the Transdisciplinary Research Consortium for Gulf Resilience on Women’s Health (GROWH) project set out to achieve the overall goal of utilizing community-based participatory research and outreach strategies to strengthen community resilience in vulnerable Gulf Coast populations. The CODC aims to develop a tailored, system-driven research translation and dissemination strategies, to validate those strategies, and to build a stronger and healthier Gulf Coast. 

Methods: Developing community outreach and dissemination strategies by assessing community readiness through development and evaluation of risk communication, environmental health curriculum, reproductive health after disaster assessments, and community infrastructure and asset-mapping.

Results/Conclusion: Effective and culturally-competent communication and outreach strategies are needed to reach vulnerable populations in the Gulf Coast affected by the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, populations like the Vietnamese American fishing communities. Successes, challenges, and best practices of the community-academia partnership have given insight on how to effectively collaborate and engage all partners, community and academia alike.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Environmental health sciences
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe tailored, community-driven communication and dissemination strategies and its impacts on science and research Discuss challenges and successes of community-academia partnership in community-driven scientific research, outreach and dissemination.

Keyword(s): Environmental Health, Community-Based Research (CBPR)

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the project manager from a community-based organization involved in a federally-funded CBPR-program seeking to study the effects of the oil drilling disaster in vulnerable communities along the Gulf Coast. My scientific interests have been the development and implementation of culturally-competent communication and dissemination strategies and the understanding of resiliency before and after disasters.
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.