South Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander American Health Issues
Monday, November 2, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans represent over 30 countries and ethnic groups and speak over 100 languages. South Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Americans have distinctive health beliefs and cultural practices that are less known to the scientific community. In this session dedicated to South Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander American health issues, speakers discuss preventive behaviors such as flu vaccination to more sensitive topics such as racial discrimination and violence among the focused Asian communities in the United States.
Session Objectives: Discuss how to improve flu vaccination rates in Asian Indians
Compare racial discrimination measurement tools to identify culturally appropriate tools for the Hawaii’s Chuukese community
Describe the rates of childhood sexual violence and its relationship to suicide ideation and suicide attempt among South Asians in the U.S.
Describe the implications for policy development for intimate partner violence in a Native Hawaiian and Filipino community on the leeward coast of Oahu, Hawaii
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Organized by: Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)