Sponsored by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum A first of its kind, Confronting Critical Health Issues of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans addresses the range of health issues affecting Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States. It critically examines and reviews the distribution of and factors associated with health problems in specific Asian and Pacific Islander populations. Expert contributors address the top-priority health problems and issues facing these groups including infectious diseases, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and mental health. Current trends in health care policy are also discussed, as well as the methodological problems that have hampered health research in Asian and Pacific Islander American communities. Confronting Critical Health Issues of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans is an important resource for graduate students in human service and public health training programs, researchers, service providers, and policymakers.
PART ONE: THE CONTEXT
PART TWO: HEALTH STATUS
PART THREE:HEALTH SERVICE AND POLICY