The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and the Asian & Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network are proud to release new fact sheets on the impact of cancer among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPI) in 21 states. Research shows that cancer continues to be the leading cause of death among Asian Americans (AAs). AAs also continue to experience the lowest screening rates (breast, cervical, colorectal cancers) compared to all other racial groups. The cancer health briefs provide information and data on the top 21 states with the largest Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations. Included in the health briefs is the most up-to-date cancer information available that identifies current cancer trends for each state.
Also included are demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2011, except where otherwise noted, and Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander data to show population change, languages spoken, income, educational attainment, and health insurance coverage. Health departments and community organizations can utilize this state-specific information to increase cancer awareness and promote action on the impact of cancer among AA and NHPI communities across the nation. Targeted ethnic-specific community prevention and screening efforts are critical to reducing AA and NHPI cancer disparities.
We encourage you to utilize and share these cancer health briefs with your colleagues and social media network. To download or view the other 20 states, please visit: http://bit.ly/CancerHealthBriefs