142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Barriers and enablers promoting or impeding health among immigrants and refugees communities 1

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
The increase in the number of refugees and immigrants populations globally, and domestically in the US, calls for examining barriers they experience as they adjust to their new environment, specifically the challenges they experience in maintaining their health. In addition, it is also important to examine what enablers promote health among these populations. As such, the proposed session will address these issues and demonstrate ways in which health professionals can be of assistance to refugees and immigrants in improving their health.
Session Objectives: Discuss barriers that impede refugees and immigrants' health Identify enablers that promote refugees and immigrants' health Describe ways of improving health among refugees and immigrants' populations

Understanding HPV Vaccine Uptake Among Cambodian American Girls
Vicky Taylor, MD, MPH, Nancy Burke, PhD, Linda Ko, PhD, Channdara Sos, MBA, Qi Liu, MS, Hoai Do, MPH, Jocelyn Talbot, BA, Yutaka Yasui, PhD and Roshan Bastani, PhD
Factors Associated with Breastfeeding Support among Congolese Immigrants in Texas
Guy-Lucien Whembolua, Ph.D., Donaldson Conserve, PhD, Daudet Ilunga Tshiswaka, MS and Muswamba Mwamba, MPH

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

Organized by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Socialist Caucus, Breastfeeding Forum, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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