Thursday, May 25th 2006
4:00 - 5:00pm
3534 Franz Hall
Reception to follow at 5 pm in Franz Hall 3423
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563
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3:40-3:55 pm Sign-in for CE credit (1 hour)
4:00-5:00 pm Lecture
5:00-6:00 pm Reception in Franz Hall
Much has been made about the introduction of the new
race question in the federal statistical system that allowed individuals to
choose more than one race. The goal of this talk is to examine some of
this data and review the implications for understanding the racial composition
of America. Three particularly important issues concern: 1) the growth
trajectory of this population; 2) the socioeconomic heterogeneity that exists
within subgroups of the multiracial populations; and 3) the significance of this
population as it affects denominational estimates of rates in health statistics
and other related data. Implications for American Indian/ Alaska Native
populations will be discussed.
Objectives - By the end of
this talk, participants will be able to:
1. Gain an understanding
of Census data on the racial composition of America and implications of recent
Census data for the understanding of racial and ethnic identity issues and
2. Learn about the significance of the multiracial population as it affects
health and mental health statistics and other related data.
3. Understand implications for the measurement of American Indian/Alaska Native
populationsí health and mental health statistics.
ABOUT DR. MATTHEW SNIPP
Is Professor of Sociology at
Stanford University. Dr. Snipp is currently working with Current
Population Survey and other
Census data that were especially collected using several different variations of
a question designed to elicit information about racial identification. He
is particularly interested in how factors such as residence, education, and
family composition are related to racial identification and especially to
questions about multiracial backgrounds, and how this might change under
different scenarios of immigration and intermarriage rates.
A diverse group of faculty, health professionals, community-based
agencies, and minority media have joined together though CRETSCMHD to
effectively reduce or eliminate disparities in health among racial and ethnic
minorities. As part of the Center's mission CRETSCMHD will be offering a series
of educational lecture for UCLA faculty, local health care providers and
organizations focused on service delivering and health planning. these sessions
focus on the elimination of health disparities in the areas of cancer, diabetes,
and coronary heart disease.
Vickie M. Mays, Ph.D., MSPH, Professor, UCLA Department of Psychology &
Department of Health Services, School of Public Health
ABOUT THE UCLA AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES CENTER (AISC)
The core goals and objectives of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center AISC are to facilitate research and
research collaborations; disseminate research results through research
conferences, meetings and other activities; strengthen graduate and
undergraduate education by providing students enrolled in the American Indian
Studies program with training opportunities and access to facilities; to seek
extramural research funds; and carry out university and public service programs
related to the Center's research expertise.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR AMERICAN INDIAN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION (CAIRE)
The mission of the Center for American Indian Research and Education (CAIRE)
is to improve the health and well-being of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Faculty associated with CAIRE mentor American Indian students at the University
in all areas of research and identify and supervise student projects that take
place on reservations. CAIRE faculty and staff conduct research in areas
of cancer prevention, screening, and behavior change; tobacco control; diabetes
prevention and intervention and wellness education.
ABOUT THE UCLA SCHOOL OF
LAW NATIVE NATIONS LAW AND POLICY CENTER
The mission of the UCLA Native Nations Law and Policy Center is to
support Native Nations nationally in enhancing their governmental institutes and
laws, to strengthen cultural resource protections, and to address critical
public policy issues by bringing together the University's academic resources
and the knowledge and experience of tribal leaders and knowledge-holders.
ABOUT THE UCLA SCHOOL OF
LAW TRIBAL LEARNING COMMUNITY AND EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE (TLCEE)
The UCLA School of Law Tribal Learning Community and Educational
Exchange's (TLCEE) primary objective is to develop and deliver relevant curricula
in collaboration with Native community members and traditional knowledge
bearers, focusing on the enhancement of Native governance and cultural resource
protection. In addition, TLCEE encourages Native youth and Tribal
professionals to enroll in college level course and works to serve as a base for
Native community members attending UCLA.
LOCATION & PARKING
Stop at any of the UCLA parking kiosks to
purchase a parking permit for structure #2. Attendants will be on duty to
collect $8 and direct you to structure #2.
ABOUT THE LECTURE
This lecture is presented by the Semel Institute at
UCLA, a CMA-accredited provider, in association with the UCLA Center for
Research, Education, Training, and Strategic Communication on Minority Health
Disparities (CRETSCMHD), the UCLA American Indian Studies Center (AISC), the
Center for American Indian Research and Education (CAIRE), the UCLA School of
Law Native Nations Law and Policy Center and the UCLA School of Law Tribal
Learning Community and Educational Exchange (TLCEE).
Copyright © 2004-2011 Vickie M. Mays, PhD, MSPH