142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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International perspectives and the influence of race and ethnicity on women's health

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Although there are shared social determinants of health across different environments across the world, the unique and shared cultural experiences of women can influence their health behaviors, practices, and attitudes. In this poster session, the international perspectives of women’s health will be explored. Presenters will describe the health experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander, African, African-American, Latina, and European women for breast and cervical cancer screening, HIV and STI prevention, and interventions to increase health promoting behaviors. The impact of acculturation, health beliefs, geographic location, and health expenses on women’s health behaviors will be discussed. Presenters will share diverse strategies to increase access to care for women’s health programs in the United States and international settings.
Session Objectives: Describe efforts to plan, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically appropriate interventions to improve women’s health; Articulate strategies to reduce breast and cervical cancer screening barriers for immigrant, low-English proficient, and/or underserved women in the United States; and Compare the influence on culture on women’s health promoting behaviors in the United States and abroad.

Board 1
Location, location, location: Individual, interpersonal and geographic predictors of Latina's health
Paula Amezola, MPH, Lauren B. Frank, MHS, PhD, Sheila Murphy, PhD, Sandra Ball-Rokeach, PhD and Nan Zhao, MPH
Board 3
Acculturation and healthcare access are associated with screening self-efficacy among Korean American women
Margaret Longacre, PhD, Carolyn Y. Fang, PhD, Yin Tan, MD, MPH, Joanne Rhee, MSW, Chul Kim and Grace X. Ma, PhD
Board 4
Factors influencing human papillomavirus vaccine decision among young Haitian women
Dudith Pierre-Victor, MPH, Rebekah Antoine, Rachel Clarke, B.S. and Purnima Madhivanan, MBBS, MPH, Ph.D.
Board 5
Health beliefs mediate the effects of a cervical cancer screening intervention on uptake of the Pap smear among Vietnamese American women
Grace X. Ma, PhD, Carolyn Y. Fang, PhD, Yin Tan, MD, MPH, Ziding Feng, PhD, Jamil I. Toubbeh, PhD, Shaokui Ge, PhD and Joseph An Nguyen
Board 6
Characteristics of successful Asian American and Pacific Islander breast cancer support groups
Annalyn Valdez-Dadia, DrPH, MPH, BA and Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, PhD, RN, MN
Board 8
Outcome of a quality-controlled Mammography screening program---an experience of a population-based study in Taiwan
Huay-Ben Pan, Kam-Fai Wong, PHD, Tsung-Lung Yang, Giu-Cheng Hsu, MD, Chen-Pin Chou, Jer-Shyung Huang, San-Kang Lee, Yi-Hong Chou, Chia-Ling Chiang and Huei-Lung Liang
Board 9
Perceptions of breast cancer among African American women
Nemesia Kelly, MPH, Gayle Cummings, MPH, Deirdra Wilson, PhDc, MPH and Mona Muse, MPH
Board 10
Marital status and HIV risk among women in the Dominican Republic: The role of gendered power indicators on condom use
Michelle Jiménez de Tavárez, MD, Flavia Andrade, PhD and Juliet Iwelunmor, PhD

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

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