142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Becoming the healthiest nation in a generation

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Between 2000-2010, Asian Americans (AAs) grew faster than any other racial group in America. During that same time period, Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) were also one of the fastest growing racial groups in the U.S. Today, AAs & NHPIs comprise at least 6%; by 2030, 8.2%; and by 2050 – when America becomes “majority minority” – 10.3%; of America’s population. If APHA’s goal is to become “the healthiest nation in a generation,” we need to close the health gaps experienced by America’s fastest growing populations. For if we don’t address these disparities, and their causes, these health gaps will widen over time. That’s why we need to intervene now, and use prevention and other innovative technologies to change the behaviors, and the conditions, that put AAs & NHPIs, at risk, for accidents, shootings, stress, obesity, smoking, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc. We need to invest in early childhood interventions, and leverage prevention, to have a sustainable impact, over the lifespan. Using community engagement and healthography to pinpoint the problems, we can identify solutions. We can map the problems: environmental risk, behavioral risk, injury/accidents, disease, health access, income inequality, etc.; and we can develop micro-targeted solutions: environmental justice, disease prevention, early detection and diagnosis, health insurance, cultural and linguistic supply of health care/social services, gainful employment, philanthropic investment, political power, etc. At the end of the day, we need to measure if we have achieved our strategic goal: health, wellth and equity. To advance America’s ability to become “the healthiest nation in a generation” we have invited experts in statistics, data-driven community advocacy, eHealth, and philanthropy, to discuss how to use global healthography to identify current and future need, and leverage personal, financial, community, and political assets, to address current and future need.
Session Objectives: Discuss the role of global healthography in identifying current and future, needs and solutions. Prioritize the most important linkages between the “landscape of socioeconomic and socioecologic opportunities” with health outcomes. Discuss how the democratization of place-based data can empower solutions from the “community-up.” Discuss successful projects that can increase eHealth equity. Discuss ways individuals in all sectors can leverage funding in their own communities to address health equity.
Elena Ong, PHN, MS
Elena Ong, PHN, MS

Place Matters. E-Health Matters
Tessie Guillermo, BS and Betty M. Hong, MPH

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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Public Health Social Work, Women's Caucus, Cancer Forum, Breastfeeding Forum, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Black Caucus of Health Workers

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