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4. Setting the Context to Advance Health Equity for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

Monday, May 6, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMOmni Atlanta Hotel, North Tower, M1, Redwood Room

With a population of over 23 million, and as the fastest growing racial group, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs) represent over 50 distinct ethnic subgroups speaking more than 100 languages/dialects. Health interventions designed to reach AAs and NHPIs must take into account the diverse and complex histories and experiences of these communities. This roundtable presentation will discuss historical and contemporary trends, policies, and structural barriers that impact the health of AAs and NHPIs, including common misperceptions such as the model minority myth, frequent invisibility in reported data, and narratives of AAs and NHPIs as “perpetual foreigners.”  The session will discuss public health strategies and explore opportunities to advance the health of AAs and NHPIs, locally and nationally.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe historical policies and common misperceptions impacting the health of AAs and NHPIs.
  2. Recognize the diversity within AA and NHPI communities.
  3. Consider key factors in adapting interventions for AA and NHPI populations.
  4. Identify determinants of health and health equity in AA and NHPI populations.



    Maya Kageyama, MPH, Practice Manager, APIAHF

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