Increasing Access to Care and Improving Health Center Outcomes: A Spotlight on AA&NHPI-Serving Health Centers – Webinar Resources (December 2019)

AAs and NHPIs are among the fastest growing racial/ethnic groups projected to grow from14.8 million in 2005 to 39.4 million in 2050. AAs and 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 and NHPIs face unique and significant social, emotional, and physical health burdens due to many social determinants of health (SDoH) factors (e.g., poverty, limited English proficiency, health insurance status). Despite the SDoH barriers, AA- and NHPI-serving health centers perform relatively well on the quality of care and health outcome measures, due to the significantly higher volume and provision of enabling services compared to health centers nationally.

In this live webinar, participants learned more about the role of health centers in increasing access to care and improving health outcomes for medically underserved Asian Americans (AAs) and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs), including those disproportionately affected by chronic disease and social risk factors. Presenters will share key findings from AAPCHO’s updated and annual report, “The Health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders Served at Health Centers: UDS 2018”.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To present an overview of patient demographics, health utilization and patient health outcomes at AA and NHPI-serving health centers.
  2. To highlight key differences between AA and NHPI-serving health centers and other community health centers across the nation based on the 2018 Uniform Data System.
  3. To discuss the implications of key trends, findings, and opportunities to improve health care delivery and outcomes at AA and NHPI-serving health centers.

Intended Audiences:

Health center staff from clinical and non-clinical perspectives and from all levels of leadership. Primary Care Associations (PCA) and Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN) partners working to support health center members working with AA and NHPI populations.

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