By Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Nadia Shilpi Islam, Mariano Jose Rey
This ground-breaking textbook examines Asian American healthiness from a public healthiness viewpoint. It presents an outline of the social, political, monetary, and cultural forces that impression the distribution of affliction and disease in Asian American groups. The booklet explores the variety in the Asian neighborhood with admire to well-being looking habit and data, socioeconomic prestige, academic point, cultural traditions, and particular health and wellbeing care wishes and matters. via studying the contextual elements that influence well-being, the ebook seeks to facilitate a significant discussion and determine inventive strategies for health and wellbeing disparities confronted by means of racial and ethnic minority groups.
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Indd 11 1/28/09 9:38:57 AM 12 Toward a Contextual Understanding of Asian American Health preclude their total or full participation in these studies. Linguistic isolation has been associated with lower socioeconomic status and poorer health status; thus, data from national surveys may be skewed and underrepresent health disparities existing in the Asian American population (Srinivasan & Guillermo, 2000). A corresponding issue to language barriers is the data collection method of many national and state health surveys.
An active participant in two regional health information organizations in New York City to increase the use of clinical informatics to improve the quality of care, he is working with Visiting Nurse Services and other community health centers in their electronic medical records activities. indd xxxii 1/29/09 2:23:26 PM The Contributors xxxiii Hepatitis B Program sponsored by the City Council of New York and recently was awarded a multiyear Centers for Disease Control grant to initiate a Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Disparities for Hepatitis B as a co-principal investigator.
Ro has conducted program management and evaluation for the American Legacy Foundation and the Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York. She has authored publications on numerous issues, including API health, community health workers, men’s health, mental health, and oral health. She received her MA and PhD from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. indd xxx 1/29/09 2:23:25 PM The Contributors xxxi TAZUKO SHIBUSAWA, PhD, MSW, is associate professor of social work at the New York University Silver School of Social Work.