142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Improving Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander health data through community-driven strategies

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
There are 18.2 million Asian Americans (AAs) and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) in the U.S., yet relatively little is known about the health disparities and the solutions to achieve health equity among these populations. The existing quality of data at national, state, and local levels is inadequate and not able to sufficiently document AA and NHPI health disparities and the evidence-based strategies to address them. The Health Equity through Enhanced Data (HEED) project addresses the quality of health data on AAs and NHPIs, with participation from community-based organizations (CBOs) in Arizona, Georgia, New York, Ohio, and Texas. HEED partners implemented innovative strategies to improve data in their communities at the state and local levels. Strategies included developing community coalitions and building data capacity of coalition members, partnering with state or local government agencies to enhance culturally and linguistically appropriate data collection methods, conducting community health assessments to identify key issues, and developing a data equity campaign to influence legislation. Following the panel presentations, the moderator will facilitate a discussion between panelists and attendees to identify innovative strategies that can be implemented to improve data quality for AA and NHPI communities, as well as what next steps to focus on following APHA. An AA and NHPI data network will be established with parties from HEED, session attendees, and other key players; such a network can be used to foster a learning community to share best practices to enhance data and mobilize diverse communities in data advocacy.
Session Objectives: Identify strategies for building community coalitions and capacity targeted at improving data Identify strategies for implementing culturally and linguistically appropriate data collection methods Design a community health assessment to identify community issues Discuss methods for developing a data equity campaign to influence legislation

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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian 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)