ERIC Number: ED449290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Responding to Pacific Islanders: Culturally Competent Perspectives for Substance Abuse Prevention. CSAP Cultural Competence Series 8. Special Collaborative Edition.
Mokuau, Noreen; Kameoka, Velma A.; Kupuna, Abbie Napeahi; Kelly, Terry; Burgess, Paula-Ann; Kamiyama, David; Young, Kawen T.; Galea'i, Kenneth Elifasa; Natividad, Lisalinda; Dobbin, Jay; Oneisom, Innocente; Mason, Michael
This monograph addresses issues of concern to primary health care practitioners, policy makers, and evaluators wishing to broaden access to quality substance abuse prevention services for Pacific Islanders. It is devoted exclusively to health issues affecting Pacific Islanders, who often lack access to comprehensive health care because of financial, language, and cultural barriers. It discusses cultural accessibility as a tool to evaluate how effectively health services respond to the unique needs of Pacific Islanders. The eight papers are: (1) "Health and Well-Being for Pacific Islanders: Status, Barriers, and Resolutions" (Noreen Mokuau); (2) "Reality and Vision: A Cultural Perspective in Addressing Alcohol and Drug Abuse among Pacific Islanders" (Noreen Mokuau); (3)"Psychometric Evaluation of Measures for Assessing the Effectiveness of a Family-Focused Substance Abuse Prevention Intervention among Pacific Island Families and Children" (Velma A. Kameoka); (4) "Ho'omau Ke Ola: 'To Perpetuate Life as It Was Meant To Be'" (Ho'oipo DeCambra, Wende Elizabeth Marshall, and Mari Ono); (5) "Culture as a Protective Factor in Two Prevention Programs for Hawaiians" (Abbie Nepeahi Kupuna, Terry Kelly, Paula-Ann Burgess, David Kamiyama, and Noreen Mokuau); (6) "Samoans in California: A Perspective on Drug Use and Other Health Issues" (Kawen T. Young and Kenneth Elifasa Galea'i); (7) "Chamorros: Recognizing a People and Their Issues with Substance Abuse" (Noreen Mokuau and Lisalinda Natividad); and (8) "Drugs in Micronesia" (Jay Dobbin, Innocente I. Oneisom, and Michael Mason). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.; Office of Minority Health (PHS/DHHS), Washington, DC.; Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Primary Health Care.