142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Novel strategies to promote Asian and Pacific Islander health

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Asian and Pacific Islander (API) populations experience a significant disease burden. Local efforts are underway to translate the success of controlled intervention trials and to develop novel interventions for those disproportionately affected. This session will present some of the field’s newest approaches to translation and health promotion including strategies that integrate mobile technology and novel community partnerships. It will highlight the unique considerations and challenges when working to address obesity, heart disease, hepatitis, and sexual health in diverse API populations. The lessons learned can also inform the health promotion efforts in non-API ethnic minority populations.
Session Objectives: Identify the critical importance of cultural concordance of intervention and instructor in the success of community-based interventions for South Asian immigrants. Demonstrate the successes of public-private partnerships to overcome barriers in vaccinating high-risk Asians and Pacific Islanders. Demonstrate how to tailor and adapt a culturally specific intervention using evidence-based intervention manuals and empirical evidence. Discuss the results of a pilot project to test an intervention for childhood obesity using a free smartphone application (app)
Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN, FAAN

Process Evaluation of a Heart Disease Lifestyle Intervention in Underserved South Asian Communities
Swapna Dave, MPH, PMP, MBBS, Manasi Jayaprakash, MD, MPH, Ankita Puri-Taneja, PhD, Himali Bharucha, BA, Santosh Kumar, BSc,LLB(Hons), LLM and Namratha Kandula, MD, MPH
Developing an intervention to reduce mental and sexual health problems among Asian-American women: The AWARE intervention
Hyeouk Chris Hahm, PhD, LCSW, Stephanie Chang, MSW, Mario Feranil, BS and Ka Lai Poon, BS

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

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)