Online Program

Food, Environment, and Asian American and/or Pacific Islander American Health

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The food system and environment have direct relevance to public health. We are pleased to note that there is an increasing trend to assess dietary behaviors, health outcomes, and other environmental influences on the health of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans. As the society becomes more diverse in terms of ethnicity, culture, language, and health needs, it is important to understand how these ongoing socio-demographic changes influence people's food choices, health behaviors, and relevant health outcomes. This session will address how environmental exposure and dietary behaviors influence health outcomes over time in varying groups of Asian American and Pacific Islander Americans.
Session Objectives: Discuss potential disparities in hazardous environmental exposure between Asian Americans and other groups (African Americans, Hispanics, and Whites). Explain how environment and dietary practices might affect health status among select groups of Asian Americans and/or Pacific Islander Americans.

Dietary Behaviors of Filipino Adults with Cardiovascular Disease: A mixed methods pilot study using Photovoice   
Jane Jih, MD, MPH, MAS, Patricia Quema, MPA, Ofelia Villero, PhD, Luisa Antonio, Mary Roque, Joseph Domingo, MPH, CHES, Joshua Landicho, Celia Kaplan, DrPH and Tung T. Nguyen, MD
Examining Learning Preferences for Nutrition and Physical Education Curricula in a Colorectal Cancer Screening Study in Three Asian American Communities   
Angela Sy, DrPH, Charlene Cuaresma, MPH, Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, PhD, RN, MN, Susan Stewart, PhD, Janice Y. Tsoh, PhD, Tung T. Nguyen, MD, MJ Sung, Penny Lo and Ginny Gildengorin, PhD

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

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

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)