142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Evidence-based research and policy for health equity among Asian and Pacific Islander communities

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
Understanding the health of diverse Asian and Pacific Islander populations in the United States is complicated by the lack of routine data collection and the difficulty of using what little information is available in productive analysis. Increasingly, the research community recognizes that important differences exist among the heterogeneous Asian and Pacific Islander population groups. Consequently, collecting granular data is critical to measuring health disparities and to developing evidence-based interventions that contribute to the HHS goal for a nation free of disparities in health and health care. New data collection efforts that seek to treat Asian and Pacific Islander populations as distinct racial categories are encouraging, but this is only the beginning. Intra-group and inter-group health and healthcare differences also have to be consistently collected and measured. Health outcomes among recent entrant immigrant/migrant populations compared to native born and long term immigrants/migrants have shown significant differences and that the distribution of health risks and disease burden among Asians and Pacific Islanders differ in important ways. The development of evidence-based health policy and interventions that achieve health equity for all groups no matter how small is dependent upon the collection of stable and reliable data measures. This invited session brings together researchers and policy advocates actively involved in evidence-based research and interventions on Asians and Pacific Islanders. Using robust data the panel will also report on salient health issues and discuss innovative research methods to systematically determine disparities in health and healthcare among these diverse populations.
Session Objectives: Discuss the importance of data disaggregation for measuring AA and NHPI disparities in health and healthcare. Identify robust population based data to provide evidence-based information on on AA and NHPI health disparities to inform policy and interventions. Demonstrate differential health outcomes and patterns for diverse AA and NHPI subpopulations.

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Organized by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: Environment, Aging & Public Health, Latino Caucus, Socialist Caucus, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Community-Based Public Health Caucus

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