Increasing Access to Care and Improving Health Outcomes: A Spotlight on AA&NHOPI-serving Community Health Centers
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Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (AA&NHOPIs) are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States and are highly diverse in their language and health needs, representing more than 50 ethnic groups and 100 languages. Nearly one million AA&NHOPIs receive care at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), a 118% increase between 2005-2014. FQHCs provide high quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate comprehensive primary care to these and other medically underserved communities, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Because of their multi-disciplinary approach to care that addresses both clinical and non-clinical health including social risk factors, health centers play a major role in addressing racial and ethnic health disparities.

This webinar provided an overview of the role of FQHCs in reducing health disparities among AA&NHOPIs and promoting health equity. Presenters shared key findings from AAPCHO’s recently released report entitled, “Spotlight: The Health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders Served at Federally Qualified Health Centers.” This webinar provided participants with:

  1. An overview of the current patient demographics, health utilization trends and patient health outcomes at AA&NHOPI-serving FQHCs;
  2. Highlights of the key differences between AA&NHOPI-serving FQHCs and other FQHCs across the country; and
  3. A discussion of the implications of the report’s key findings and opportunities to improve AA&NHOPI health.

Speakers:

  • Tuyen Tran, MPH, Program Manager, AAPCHO

  • Rosy Chang Weir, PhD, Director of Research, AAPCHO

  • Isha Weerasinghe, MSc, Director of Policy and Advocacy, AAPCHO

  • Jen Lee, MPH, Director of Community Services and Partnerships, AAPCHO

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