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The Health Of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians And Pacific Islanders Served At Health Centers 2017

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues Diabetes Outreach Promising Practice Special and Vulnerable Populations Social Determinants of Health Workforce

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc) Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors

Language: English

Developed by: Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (See other resources developed by this organization.)

Resource Summary: This fact sheet examines current patient demographics and utilization of health services at health centers serving Asian Americans (AAs), Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs), and highlights the differences between these centers and the national average of all health centers in the United States. The data presented in this fact sheet is intended to improve understanding of the AA and NHPI communities served by health centers, and to help identify priorities and opportunities to improve AA and NHPI health.

Resource Details: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs) are among the fastest growing racial/ethnic groups in the United States. AA&NHPIs are highly diverse in their culture, language, and health needs, representing more than 50 ethnic groups and 100 languages. In 2017, nearly 1.2 million AA&NHPIs received care at a community health center. States that experienced new growth in the number of AA&NHPI health center patients include Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, and Texas. Health centers provide high quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate comprehensive primary care to these and other medically underserved communities, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Because of their multi-disciplinary approach to care, health centers effectively address both clinical and non-clinical health and social risk factors, and play a major role in addressing racial and ethnic health disparities.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.