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"Asian American Communities and Health: Context, Research, Policy, and Action" - A New Textbook on Asian American Health
November 12, 2008
The B Free CEED is proud to announce a new Asian American Health textbook edited by partners from the Center for the Study of Asian American Health, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Nadia Shilpi Islam, and Mariano Jose Rey, Asian American Communities and Health: Context, Research, Policy, and Action.
Asian American Communities and Health examines the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that contribute to Asian American health disparities. It is one of the few textbooks that addresses Asian American health issues from a public health perspective.
The textbook will be published by Jossey-Bass in Spring 2009. More information on the texbook.
Endorsements of Asian American Communities and Health: Context, Research, Policy, and Action
“Asian American Communities and Health provides a comprehensive examination of the multiple factors that are inextricably linked to the health of this fast growing but poorly understood minority. For all who are committed to social justice in the U.S health care system but had limited exposure to Asian Americans - politicians, policy-makers, program planners, administrators, researchers and service providers - this book is an eye-opener to the plight of Asian Americans and other non-mainstream populations in seeking parity in the system.”
Jane S. Lin-Fu, M.D.
Former Chief, Genetic Services Branch,
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
“This book provides a comprehensive overview of the
contextual factors that shape the social, economic, and health outcomes of
Asian Americans in the
Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD
Professor of Social Epidemiology
Chair, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health
"There has never been a comprehensive look at Asian American health issues that reflects the diversity and complexity of this under-researched community. This book affirms the 35 years of experience of Asian Health Services and challenges our health care system to do better."
Asian Health Services
“Asian American Communities and Health is not only for students, scholars, researchers, advocates, and practitioners of public health. This book is evidence of how far Asian American Studies has come since it was established forty years ago as an academic discipline. AAS began (and still is) interdisciplinary with a major goal to empower and serve the community. The essays in the book add the academic discipline of public health to Asian American Studies, while fulfilling the AAS founding principle of directly serving the Asian American community with their research and findings.”
Professor and Chair
Asian American Studies Department