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Asian American

Getting to Know Asian-American Culture

This section provides information on several cultures as it relates to the health of individuals, families, and communities. We hope that these resources will be useful to health care providers as they formulate effective strategies to eliminate health disparities for the diverse patient population.

Source: The Provider's Guide to Quality and Culture

  • Asian Americans
    The Provider's Guide to Quality and Culture provides detailed information for Asian American culture including its strengths and protective factors, challenges to health and well-being, and principles for culturally competent health services.
  • Asian American Health
    MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • Asian American Populations
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Provides information about demographics, leading causes of death, and other important health issues
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Profile
    Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health
    Provides an overview of demographics, education, economics, health statistics, and a full census report.
  • South Asians
    Asian Americans have immigrated to the United States from more than 20 countries and speak more than 100 different languages. Their countries of origin include China, India, Japan, the Philippines, Korea, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand, and Asian Americans represent more than 60 different ethnicities.
  • EthnoMed
    This Web site provides health information about cultural, medical, and other issues pertinent to the care of immigrant and refugee groups. It includes: Cambodian, Chin, Chinese, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Hispanic/Latino, Hmong, Iraqi, Karen, Nepali-speaking Bhutanese, Oromo, Somali, Somali Bantu,Tigrean, Vietnamese, and Others.




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