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1 Supported by NIMHD Grant R24MD The following personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation existed during the past 12 months: No relationships to disclose.

2 Juliet P. Lee (1), Talaya Sin (1,2), Sean Kirkpatrick (3), Sotheavy Tan (3), Ann Rojas-Cheatham (3), Shadia Godoy (3), Roland Moore (1), Angelo Ercia (3), Mona Afary (4) (1) Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 1995 University Ave #450, Berkeley, CA (2) Cambodian Community Development, Inc., 624 Douglas Ave, Oakland, CA (3) Community Health for Asian Americans, 268 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA (4) Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants, 544 International Blvd, Suite #9, Oakland, CA

3 Thavery Hov Sarouen Im Phannara Khun Kong Lap Choun Norn Maria San Poly Yat Tep Monica Then

4  Identify a priority health issue with leadership of Cambodian American women  Pilot test a community intervention with leadership of Cambodian American women  Build capacities of communities to engage in research for health improvement, and scientists to partner with communities

5  Grassroots: Cambodian Women’s Group  Two generations  Identify and address root causes  Develop awareness of health in social context

6 Cambodian Women’s Group

7  Trauma - the overarching issue  Problem Alcohol Use  Prescription Drug Misuse  Housing  Education  Employment  Domestic Violence  Social Isolation  Gambling  Sense of Unity  (Community Violence)

8 Analyzed Need: Cambodian Community Center

9  Community Garden ◦ Healthy, restful place to meet ◦ Exercise ◦ Reconnect with rural origins  Cambodian New Year Celebrations ◦ Bridge factions within community ◦ Intergenerational, alcohol-free gathering  Cambodian Cultural Exhibit ◦ Bridge knowledge gap about trauma for youth ◦ Bridge Cambodian and American contexts ◦ Celebrate Cambodian identity

10 Cambodian Community Gardens

11 Two gardens established to date, third in process Two gardens established to date, third in process 129 Oakland Cambodians participated during project period 129 Oakland Cambodians participated during project period

12 Cambodian New Year Celebrations

13 Celebrations held in 2011, 2012 Celebrations held in 2011, 2012 Attended by approx. 500 people each year Attended by approx. 500 people each year

14 Survey results many older adults are socially isolated many older adults are socially isolated

15 Survey results seeing other Cambodians was the best thing about the event seeing other Cambodians was the best thing about the event

16 Cultural exhibit: Rhythm of the Refugee: A Cambodian Journey of Healing

17 Life stories of Oakland Cambodians, contextualized Traumas of Khmer Rouge period Traumas of Khmer Rouge period Legacies and new cultural forms in Oakland Legacies and new cultural forms in Oakland

18 Survey results: Best thing about the exhibit: Pride in our culture

19  Language needs ◦ Simultaneous translation and interpretation  Mixed educational experiences ◦ Team facilitation ◦ Non-verbal means of conducting analyses  Traumatized population ◦ Aim to reduce conflict and tension in group ◦ Additional support may be needed  Safe space ◦ Confidentiality reminders

20  Analyses grounded in lived experiences ◦ Holistic view across generation divide  New insights about health ◦ Individual and family wellbeing closely connected to community wellbeing  New ideas about how to improve health ◦ Community center and component features ◦ Engage youth with adults to bridge gaps  Innovations in research and program design ◦ Complex interventions may synergistically address complex and interrelated health issues

21  Funder: National Institutes on Minority Health and Health Disparities  Collaborative partners: Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA), Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE), Cambodian Community Development, Inc. (CCDI), Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI)  Community gardens hosts: Harbor House of Oakland and City of Oakland Parks and Recreation  New Year’s Celebrations co-organizers: CWG, CCDI, CERI, CHAA, PIRE, with Asian Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS), East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC), UC Berkeley Cambodian Student Association, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, & SFSU Asian American Studies Program  Exhibit co-curators: CWG, CCDI, CHAA, & Peralta Hacienda Historical Park  Photo credits: Roland S. Moore, Sean Kirkpatrick, Kampheak Va, S. Nadia Hussain  Thanks to the Community Advisory Board members and the many volunteers and community members who contributed their creative ideas and energy to the project

22  Juliet P. Lee Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, 1995 University Ave. #450,Berkeley CA  Sean Kirkpatrick Community Health for Asian Americans, 268 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA


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