Social Determinants of Health Characteristics of Emerging AA&NHPI Populations

November 17, 2017
1:00-2:00 p.m. PST / 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST

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Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (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 diverse population, AA&NHPIs face unique and significant social, emotional, and physical health burdens due to the deficits they experience related to the social determinants of health (SDH) such as poverty level, limited English proficiency, education, and health insurance status.

In this first webinar of our Collecting Data on AA&NHPIs for Community Health Center Needs Assessments: A Learning Series, we provide a data portrait of the fastest growing AA&NHPI populations by state, with profiles of their social determinants of health characteristics. Understanding the areas with the fastest growth rates for AA&NHPIs along with their social barriers, can bring greater awareness of needed health and culturally and linguistically appropriate services.


  • Vivian Li, Research Analyst, AAPCHO
  • Jen Lee, Director of Community Services and Partnerships, AAPCHO
  • Tuyen Tran, Director of Training and Technical Assistance, AAPCHO
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