APIC's Call for Abstracts

APHA 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo

Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2016

We encourage submissions that focus on the annual meeting’s theme, "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Ensuring the Right to Health, " as it applies to Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities. Abstract submissions authored by or in collaboration with Asian and Pacific Islander community-based partners are highly encouraged.

Although we will consider ALL submissions, the 2016 APIC scientific program will highlight work that addresses the annual meeting theme and these emerging public health challenges and priorities:

API Epidemiology 

  • Behavioral health epidemiology among API population
  • Social Determinants of Health: addressing health inequalities and barriers to achieving optimal health among APIs
  • Chronic diseases among APIs (cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, etc.)
  • Epidemiology of substance abuse among API population
  • Advancement of research methods in epidemiology among APIs

Aging and Asian and/or Pacific Islanders 

  • Innovations in health and aging practice among API older adults
  • Social networks, social support, personal assistance, and care provision
  • Aging among APIs: current health/disease trends, disability,  new prevention, screening and management techniques

Ensuring the Right to Health 

  • API Immigrant Health: current health trends among API immigrants, refugees and the undocumented 
  • Health disparities and inequities related to gender/sexual orientation, language, poverty, health literacy among APIs.
  • Affordable Care Act and its affect on API population and refugees
  • Barriers and facilitators promoting or impeding health among API immigrant and refugee communities 
  • Innovative strategies and policies to promote health in refugee and immigrant communities

Health Education, Health Communications and Health Literacy among APIs 

  • Health Communication among APIs and recent API immigrants
  • Public Health Education and Intervention Models
  • Social Marketing and Health Communication

Innovative Community-based Intervention among API population 

  • Innovative community-based programs, and the research, and evaluation of those programs in addressing health issues and reducing health disparities among API communities;
  • Novel approaches to conduct community-based participatory research among API communities
  • Supporting and sustaining the community health worker (CHW) workforce and CHW programs through policies and systems changes among API population
  • Measures, methods, and evaluation of community-based programs

New Approaches to research among Asian and/or Pacific Islanders 

  • New methods for understanding health patterns among APIs (e.g. spatial data analysis, big data analysis, etc.)
  • Measuring and analyzing data from multiple sources (e.g. survey data, clinical data, EHR, HIE, etc.)
  • Meta analysis of API health literature
  • Innovative statistical methods for studying API population and epidemiology

The session topics are preliminary and do not reflect the precise content of the final program.  Presenters selected to give oral or poster presentations will be required to register for the APHA Annual Meeting and become an individual member of APHA and APIC. Therefore, individuals should submit an abstract only if they are committed to making the presentations themselves or have a substitute willing to register, attend the meeting, and deliver the presentation.

APIC Statement Letter 


Welcome to the website of the

Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus

for Public Health.

APIC is the Vision & Voice for Asian & Pacific Islander Public Health and Health Equity.  Our mission is to advance the health and health equity of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States, associated jurisdictions, and the diaspora, in affiliation with the American Public Health Association.

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We thank our sponsors for

their very generous support!


The California Endowment

Asian American Research Center on Health

The Law Offices of Grace A. Lou, Esq

Hep B Foundation
National Asian Pacific Center on Aging 

Center for Asian Health, Temple University

March of Dimes 
NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health

South Asian Public Health Association

APIC 2015 Awards Ceremony

San Bernadino: Sorrow

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News Corner

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

8 - 10:30 PM


America's Doctor is In:

A Conversation with

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts: Advancing AA & PI Health through Transdisciplinary and Participatory Approaches

Tung Nguyen, MD

Chair, President's Advisory Commision on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

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