Asian American health

Providing Culturally Competent Mental Health Care to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Cultural stigma, language barriers and ethnic stereotypes all contribute to underutilization of mental health services by America’s fastest-growing minority population. Nurses can play an important role in helping API patients access the culturally sensitive care they need.

OMH, CDC Take Action to Fight Hepatitis B in Asian Americans

OMH, CDC Take Action to Fight  Hepatitis B in Asian Americans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as two million people in this country are living with chronic hepatitis B, and over half of them are Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (APIs).

Asian American Women Missing Out on Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk

Asian American Women Missing Out on Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk

Despite advances in genetic testing, researchers from Stanford University say many Asian American women with BRCA mutations seem to be falling through the cracks.

One Name, Many Faces

After years of viewing them as a single homogenous group, the health care profession is finally taking a look at the differences between the various Asian American/Pacific Islander populations

Handle with Care

Although Asian women are at particularly high risk, all minority nurses should take precautions against osteoporosis

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