142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Social and political geography on practices to improve health among refugees and immigrant communities

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The effect of social and geographical space on health cannot be overemphasized. How refugees and immigrants experience these dimensions on their health and well-being is essential for improving access to health services and their overall health. The proposed session will examine these issues and demonstrate ways of improving social and political space to improve refugee and immigrant health
Session Objectives: Identify gaps in humanitarian settings and targeted areas for gender-specific interventions. Demonstrate results of a successful interventions that provides environmental and health gains for women and children refugees. Identify the benefits of access to farmers' markets among refugee and immigrant populations in underserved communities. Describe immigrant menís perspectives on their community as they relate to barriers to meeting their health care needs. Discuss the variability in the immigrant sex worker industry in a new receiving city

Perceptions of community characteristics and health among a population of Latino male immigrants in North Carolina
Paul J. Fleming, MPH, Laura Villa Torres, MSPH, Arianna Taboada, MSW, MSPH, Chelly Richards, MS, MPH and Clare Barrington, PhD, MPH
Developing a typology of the Latino immigrant sex industry in a new receiving community to aid in HIV prevention efforts
Suzanne Grieb, PhD, MSPH, Maria Carrasco, MPP, MPH, Alejandra Flores-Miller, Fidel Desir, Carla Zelaya, PhD, Susan Sherman, PhD, MPH and Kathleen Page, MD

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Organized by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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