Online Program

US Healthcare System and Asian American & Pacific Islander American Health

Monday, November 2, 2015: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Five years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act we are still trying to understand the implications for health care access, continuity of care, and health disparities. In this session, the speakers will talk about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on multiple subgroups of Asian Americans and some of the efforts to improve access to care among Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans.
Session Objectives: Discuss impact of the Affordable Care Act on Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Pakistani, and Vietnamese Americans Discuss Chinese American women’s experiences with the US healthcare delivery system Describe racial differences in prevalence of acanthosis nigricans among young children in the US affiliated Pacific Islands Evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention to improve linkage-to-care for Hepatitis B among Asian, Pacific Islander and African Immigrants
Walter Tsou, MD, MPH

Chinatown women's perceptions about their experiences with the U.S. health care delivery system   
Laura S. Tom, MS, Ivy S. Leung, Shanshan Zhang, Esther Wong, MSW, Eileen E. Knightly, RN, BSN, MHA, Daniel P. Vicencio, MD, XinQi Dong, MD, MPH and Melissa Simon, MD, MPH
A pilot intervention to increase linkage-to-care among hepatitis B infected Asian and African Immigrants   
Jennifer Newton, MD, Matt Johnson, MPH, Edwin Chandrasekar, MPPM and Karen Kim, MD,MS

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

Organized by: Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights