Part 2: Asian American Health Issues and Barriers

“Current information about the biological and genetic characteristics of [ethnic minorities] does not explain the health disparities experienced by these groups compared with the white, non-Hispanic population in the United States. These disparities are believed to be the result of the complex interaction among genetic variations, environmental factors, and specific health behaviors.” -Healthy People 2010 (“Asian American Health Research: Baseline Data and Funding” – Chandak Ghosh) Introduction Question: Do you know of any health issues or barriers Asian Americans or other ethnic groups might face? Suggested Reading: Historical Issues¬†and Barriers…

Part 3: Asian American Language Access in Health

“Language access is a basic component of provider-patient communication, health education and promotion, and access to health care programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.” -Marguerite Ro, Jinny Jihyun Park, Deeana Jang “Language Access” Featured Image Introduction Question: How important is language access in healthcare? Is language access still an issue within the United States? Do you know of any examples of this? Suggested Readings: Language Access for Asian Americans in Health:¬†Trinh-Shevrin, Chau, Nadia Shilpi Islam, and Mariano Jose Rey.Asian American Communities and Health: Context,…