142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Global perspectives and approaches to Asian and Pacific Islander health

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community is a global community. As it becomes more diverse in terms of ethnicity, culture, time and destination of migration, languages spoken, and generation, public health research must adapt to and represent this diversity. This session will present global and local perspectives on how to better understand and address contemporary public health challenges facing API populations. It highlights the importance of translational research and qualitative methods in the study of depression, suicide, barriers to reproductive health care and lifestyle factors that influence chronic disease.
Session Objectives: Describe perceptions of postpartum depression and help-seeking among recent Vietnamese, Chinese and Asian Indian American mothers. Describe the impact of migration, poverty and discrimination on women’s reproductive health in a U.S. Pacific Island territory. Discuss the cultural context of suicide for rural, Micronesian men. Describe the extent of knowledge about healthy nutrition and physical activity (NPA) among older Chinese immigrants.
Lan Doan, MPH, CPH

Increased Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity in a Health Educator-Led Intervention among Older Chinese American Immigrants
Jane Jih, MD, MPH, MAS, Gem Le, PhD, Ginny Gildengorin, PhD, Susan Stewart, PhD, Janice Tsoh, PhD, Ching Wong, BS, Adam Burke, PhD, MPH, LAc, Kent Woo, MSW, Elaine Chow, BA, Jun Wang, PhD, Lei-Chun Fung, MPH, MSW, Stephen McPhee, MD and Tung T. Nguyen, MD

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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Community-Based Public Health Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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