The Health of AA&NHPIs Served at Health Centers: UDS 2016 Analysis
March 6, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm PST / 2:00 - 3:00pm EST
Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs) are the fastest growing minority groups in the United States and make up an increasing number of patients seen at health centers. AA&NHPIs are diverse in their culture, language, and health needs, representing more than 50 ethnic groups and over 100 languages. As a rapidly growing and highly diverse population, AA&NHPIs face unique and significant social, emotional, and physical health burdens due to deficits in many of the social determinants of health (SDOH) (e.g., poverty, limited English proficiency, education, and health insurance status). Despite experiencing social barriers and more complex health needs, AAPCHO has found that patients served at AA&NHPI serving health centers have better access to services and improved health outcomes, including higher rate of childhood immunization, cervical screening, and diabetes management for diabetic patients with HbA1c greater than 9 compared to the national average.
This webinar will provide an overview of the role of community health centers in reducing health disparities among AA&NHPIs and promoting health equity. Presenters will share key findings from AAPCHO’s “The Health f Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians And Pacific Islanders Served at Health Centers” fact sheet—updated version coming soon!
- Jeff Caballero, Executive Director, AAPCHO
- Rosy Chang Weir, Director of Research, AAPCHO
- Jen Lee, Director of Community Services and Partnerships, AAPCHO
- Vivian Li, Research Analyst, AAPCHO