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Asian American Communities and Health: Context, Research, by Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Nadia Shilpi Islam, Mariano Jose Rey

By Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Nadia Shilpi Islam, Mariano Jose Rey

This ground-breaking textbook examines Asian American well-being from a public overall healthiness point of view. It presents an summary of the social, political, financial, and cultural forces that impact the distribution of ailment and affliction in Asian American groups. The ebook explores the variety in the Asian neighborhood with appreciate to future health looking habit and data, socioeconomic prestige, academic point, cultural traditions, and particular wellbeing and fitness care wishes and concerns. through analyzing the contextual components that effect health and wellbeing, the e-book seeks to facilitate a significant discussion and determine artistic recommendations for future health disparities confronted through racial and ethnic minority groups.

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Indd xxviii 1/29/09 2:23:24 PM The Contributors xxix quality of health data resources in the United States and the relationship between the socioeconomic status and health outcomes among Pacific Islanders in the United States. S. insular areas. S. Census Bureau Race and Ethnicity Advisory Committee on Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders and serves as a board member of the Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum. ■■■ JINNY JIHYUN PARK is director of the Public Health and Research Center at Korean Community Services in New York City and oversees eleven health programs, including Asian American Hepatitis B Program, Tobacco Cessation, National Immunization Project, Immigrant Health Care Access and Advocacy Collaborative, and Breast Cancer Project, as well as preventive health education and immigrant health advocacy projects serving nine thousand community members yearly.

Traditional intervention research and clinical trials in the United States do not fully represent Asian Americans. This has important implications on the applicability of evidence-based strategies or clinical practices for this community. It has often been argued that one of the reasons for the lack of Asian Americans in intervention studies and clinical trials is due to linguistic and cultural difficulties associated with recruiting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders into these clinical trials.

By examining Asian American health through the lens of context, this book is both timely and relevant for several reasons. The first, and perhaps most compelling, reason is that the demographic shifts and explosive growth of the Asian American population necessitate a different and much more comprehensive approach to address the health needs of this population. In order to ensure that disparities that Asian Americans face are not exacerbated as the population continues to expand, it is increasingly imperative that programs and policies place stronger emphasis on understanding the diversity of this community.

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