142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Access to care for Asian and Pacific Islander populations under health care reform

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Four years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act we are just beginning to understand the implications for health care access, continuity of care, and insurance coverage for populations in need. There is a particular concern for many Asian and Pacific Islander (API) populations, the fastest growing demographic in the US. The majority of the API population is foreign-born, and thus faces multiple barriers to care and insurance coverage including language and immigration status. This session will identify factors that influence insurance coverage in the context of healthcare reform and discuss the experience of API populations with the newly established health insurance exchange.
Session Objectives: Describe API community responses to the Affordable Care Act Discuss the challenges Asian Americans working in small businesses may collectively experience in accessing health care. Discuss the role of healthcare policy in the adoption and integration of cancer navigation programs at the health system level. Assess the impact of ACA and the NY State of Health benefit exchange on insurance coverage options available to the API community in NY.
Elena Ong, PHN, MS

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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health

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