Access to health care, specifically health insurance, is a key factor in the health security of asian americans and pacific islanders (aapis), and the most important service or need indicated in current research. The affordable care act includes several provisions that are expected to significantly improve health outcomes for asian americans and pacific islanders new estimates from rand suggest that 20 million asian americans who would otherwise be uninsured will be covered or eligible for coverage by. Similar results were found in a study conducted by the university of maryland school of public health research team in 2007, which looked at needs of mental health for asian-american young adults from eight asian-american communities (asian indian, cambodian, chinese, indonesian, korean, taiwanese, thai and vietnamese. The asian-american community is incredibly diverse the chinese community is the largest asian ethnic group in the us, yet it represents only 25% of all asian americans.
Diabetes, which can lead to heart disease, stroke, blindness and amputation, is currently the fifth leading cause of death among asian americans, native hawaiians and other pacific islanders (aa & nhopis) and a major health disparity issue. Most young asian americans tend to seek out support from personal networks such as close friends, family members, and religious community members rather than seek professional help for their mental health concerns. Find multilingual, multicultural health information and patient education materials about health conditions and wellness topics learn about diseases, causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention materials may be available as printable documents, audio, and video. Asian americans are most at risk for the following health conditions: cancer, heart disease, stroke, unintentional injuries (accidents), and diabetes asian americans also have a high prevalence of the following conditions and risk factors: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hepatitis b, hiv/aids, smoking, tuberculosis, and liver disease.
Asian american women have the highest life expectancy of any ethnic group in the us, living an average 858 years, according to the us department of health and human services life expectancy among asian subgroups ranges from filipinos at 815 years, to japanese at 845 years, and topping out with chinese women at 861 years. Tips for working with asian american populations 475 multicultural population groups this is an especially important issue to be considered when working with asian american popula. The asian american network for cancer awareness, research and training founded in 1999 and launched in 2000 designated: the national cancer institute as the national center for reducing asian american cancer health disparities mission statement: to reduce cancer health disparities by conduc community-based participatory education, tra and. A new analysis by the kaiser family foundation and the asian & pacific islander american health forum examines the health coverage, access to health care, and health status of asian american. Cultural factors, such as language, age, gender, and others, can influencethe mental health of asians, particularly immigrants traditional (adhering to native values) asians place great value on thefamily as a unit.
That might be part of why asian-americans are three times less likely than white americans to seek help for mental health issues, according to data from the national latino and asian american study. The majority of my first-generation asian-american family works in the medical field, though none work in mental health except for me we didn't have the phrase mental health in our. Asian-americans tend to avoid mental health services for other reasons: lack of insurance or access to care, a belief that services are mismatched to their needs, or too few professionals who. Americans have enjoyed improved health and longer lives during the latter part of the 20th century into th e 21st century however, african americans, hispanics, and asian americans & pacific islanders (aapis), who represent more than 25 percent of the us population, continue to experience striking health disparities, including shorter life.
10 top asian american health risks this page links to 10 sub-articles that discuss the leading health risks faced by asian americans becoming aware of these peculiar risks in time to affect lifestyle changes or secure medical help that can eliminate the biggest causes of deaths and debilitating illnesses for this population. Asian american literature eng 301 august 16, 2011 asian american literature although strict definitions of any category are difficult to make, defining asian- american literature is primarily literature written by and about asian-americans there are, of course, exceptions to this rule. Asian american home health is an affiliate of kindred at home, the nation's leader in home health and hospice we are a california states licensed and medicare certified home health agency, specializing in multilingual, culturally sensitive and multidisciplinary home health services. Attentiveness to a few asian social conventions and use of a cross-cultural interview technique such as the learn model are among the many means to desired outcomes and increased patient satisfaction 1 min pg, ed asian americans: contemporary trends and issues 2nd ed thousand oaks, california.
1 review of asian american home health recently, 2 chinese only speaking, medicare eligible family members used asian american home health pt, ot, rn, cna, social worker (sw) services --2 months for one member and nearly a month for another. The myth of the well-adjusted asian american resulted from sample-biased research studies that concluded that asian americans are physically healthier and financially better off than caucasians. Fueling mistrust by african americans, the us public health services tuskegee study withheld treatment of black men with syphilis until 1972 when socioeconomic status, including income and level of education, are controlled for, african american women have similar birth outcomes as compared to white women. Asian americans are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups, with an estimated 12 million living in the united states 1 despite this rapid growth, they remain one of the most under-studied groups, with relatively few studies of their health status and service use compared to other minority groups.