Online Program

Systems and Asian American and/or Pacific Islander American health

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Contemporary healthcare environment requires an in-depth understanding of and working knowledge about complex health systems at individual, community, and policy levels. Often, intervention approaches addressing salient health issues in Asian American and Pacific Islander American communities have been implemented at the individual level. With the emergence of systems science, more deliberate efforts need to be taken to mobilize multisectoral partnerships which can lead to policy change. In this session, speakers will share their experiences as to how they partnered with varying levels of systems in the healthcare environment and for some, how they were able to achieve successful policy change.
Session Objectives: Discuss system level approaches to address Asian American and Pacific Islander American health issues
Chari A. Cohen, MPH, DrPH(c)

Pathways to Tobacco Control Policy Change: A Systems Approach to Engaging Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities   
Rod Lew, MPH, Elisa Tong, MD, Paula H. Palmer, PhD, Lola Sablan-Santos, Tana Lepule, Coral Kenolio, Lisa Fu, MPH, Emily Makini, Sambo Sak, Sovanna Has, Lindsay Gervacio, MPH and Lillian Lew
Access Health NYC: Lessons Learned from a City-Wide Health Consumer/Patient Outreach and Education Campaign   
Noilyn Abesamis-Mendoza, MPH, Claudia Calhoon, MPH, Sheelah Feinberg, MBA, Anthony Feliciano, Esther Lok, MPA, M.Ed. and Jackie Vimo, PhDc
Promoting community collaboration: Interagency network connections and organizational capacity   
Jenny Hsin-Chun Tsai, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC and Elaine Adams Thompson, PhD, RN

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

Organized by: Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: International Health, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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