Book: Asian American Communities and Health: Context, Research, Policy, and Action
Posted by on March 2, 2009
Asian American Communities and Health: Context, Research, Policy, and Action
By Chau Trinh-Shevrin (ed.), Nadia Shilpi Islam (ed.), Mariano Jose Rey (ed.)
This ground-breaking textbook examines Asian American health from a public health perspective. It provides an overview of the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that influence the distribution of disease and illness in Asian American communities. The book explores the diversity within the Asian community with respect to health seeking behavior and knowledge, socioeconomic status, educational level, cultural traditions, and specific health care needs and issues. By examining the contextual factors that impact health, the book seeks to facilitate a meaningful dialogue and identify creative solutions for health disparities faced by racial and ethnic minority communities. It includes a focus on Community-Based Participatory Research as a foundation for action.
Ordering information: http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/books.html
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