142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Innovative public health initiatives that promote refugee and immigrant health

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The proposed session will demonstrate innovative public health initiatives that promote health among refugee and immigrant populations. Such initiatives are central in efforts to reduce health disparities among these populations and improve health.
Session Objectives: Identify strategies and innovative approaches for providing sensitive and appropriate care for refugee and immigrant populations Discuss strategies for engaging refugee and immigrant populations in public health initiatives to promote health

Building capacity in nutrition & diabetes education in the Bhutanese refugee community in Tucson
Kristen O'Flarity, MPH, Ram Upreti, BS, Soraya Franco, BS, Kasey Brixius, MS, RD, Purna Budathoki, BA, Santa Gurung, BS, Bishnu Tiwari, BA and Karen A. Heckert, PhD, MPH, MSW
“Lend a Hand to Health”: Process evaluation of a male promotores network
Patricia I. Documét, MD,DrPH, Laura Macia, PhD, Miguel Gonzalez, Andrea Fox, Leslie Bachurski, BA, Roberto Boyzo and Dawn Morgenstern

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Community Health Workers, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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