142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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By the Numbers: Integrating Culture, Context, & Data to Improve Indigenous Health

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
As American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian populations work toward implementation of culturally relevant and appropriate health education strategies, interventions, and programs, it is essential that we examine successful strategies employed in data collection and evaluation across public health topics, programs, and research. This session will provide a cross-section of public health issues facing Indigenous communities and identify culturally appropriate and relevant strategies that have been used to examine select public health topics. Planning, implementation, adaptation and evaluation of programs will be discussed and the audience will be provided a brief overview of each health topic area addressed.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the role of culture and how it plays an important part in the prevention of disease, health promotion strategies, and data collection within Indigenous communities. 2. Discuss the planning and implementation of culturally appropriate health education strategies, interventions, and programs for Indigenous populations.

Implementation of Native STAND to Reduce Risky Behaviors in American Indian Teens
William Lambert, PhD, Stephanie Craig-Rushing, PhD, MPH, Nichole Hildebrandt, Carol Grimes, MPH, Emily Marre, MPH, Tosha Zaback, MPH and Thomas Becker, MD, PhD
Adaptation of a multimedia sexual health education program for American Indian and Alaska Native Youth
Ross Shegog, PhD, Christine Markham, PhD, Stephanie N. Craig-Rushing, PhD, MPH, Gwenda Gorman, Cornelia Jessen, MA, Travis Lane, Jennifer Torres, MPH, Amanda Gaston, Tiaja Revels and Jennifer Williamson
Socioeconomic position and incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) among Inuit in Nunavik, Canada
Mylene Riva, PhD, Maria Ruiz Castell, PhD, Elhadji A Laouan-Sidi, MSc, Michel Lucas, PhD, Melanie Lemire, PhD, Serge Dery, MD and Eric Dewailly, MD PhD
Dental Fear and Anxiety in American Indians/Alaska Natives
Ashley Tuomi, DHSc, Delight Satter, MPH, Mary Beth Kaylor, PhD, MPH and Mark Johannsson, DHSc, MPH, FRIPH

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

Organized by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Public Health Social Work, Community-Based Public Health Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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