2012 CDC Hepatitis C Report
(Center for Disease Control, 2012)
The new recommendation calls for all Americans born from 1945 through 1965, or baby boomers, to get tested once for hepatitis C.
Chicago Plan for Public Health System Improvement 2012-2016
(Chicago Department of Public Health, 2012)
Identifies key priority action areas to improve Chicago’s public health infrastructure and utilizes Mobilizing Action for Partnerships and Planning (MAPP) model, which has been developed by the National Association for County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to guide the process. The diverse Partnership members participated in all aspects of the planning effort, including reviewing community health data for the assessment, obtaining feedback from community members through focus groups and an online survey, analyzing the capacity of the public health systems, and identifying forces and trends that impact the system.
Asian American 2010 Epidemiologic Profile
(Center for Disease Control, 2010)
The CDC has released a new report focusing on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and their disease burden for several viral communicable diseases: specifically, HIV /AIDS; viral hepatitis; sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); and, tuberculosis (TB). Driven by community advocacy efforts and the tremendous growth of the AAPI populations in the United States, this report is historic as the first of its kind that CDC has released on AAPIs.
2010 National Healthcare Quality Report
2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report
(U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
Improvements in health care quality continue to progress at a slow rate-about 2.3 percent a year; however, disparities based on race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status and other factors persist at unacceptably high levels, according to the 2010 National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report issued today by the Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Asian-American and Pacific Islander Mental Health (Full Report)
(National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2011)
This report describes the rates of depression of Asian American teenage girls. The study was concducted by the Naional Alliance on Mental Illness.
Chicago Asian Community Surveys: A Comprehensive Report
(Asian Health Coaltion of Illinois, 2010)
This report is in response to the limited health data of local AAPI subgroups, the Chicago Asian Community Surveys (CACS) project conducted a comprehensive assessment of the health needs, determinants of morbidity and mortality, and health care access patterns of three AAPI communities in Chicago: Chinese in Armour Square, Cambodian in Albany Park, and Vietnamese in Uptown.
A Blueprint for the Health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders
(Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, 2008)
This document complements the AAPI Health Agenda and is based upon information and recommendations gleaned from the various conferences, workshops and meetings with AA and NHPI community groups and leaders held by APIAHF and others over the past two decades.
Breaking the Silence: Key issues and recommendations to address HIV/AIDs among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the US
(Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, 2007)
This policy document is focused on breaking the silence around HIV in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities through public health leadership and response. It aims to serve as a policy tool for health departments, community based organizations, community partners (e.g. community planning groups, advisory boards, task forces, etc.) as well.
Demographic and Health Profile of the Chicago Asian Community
(City of Chicago Department of Public Health Epidemiology Program Report, 2005)
This report provides a first glance at the composition of the Asian community in Chicago and vital health data including infant and adult mortality rates.
(U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics, 2008)
This report compares national estimates for selected health status indicators, health behaviors, health care utilization, health conditions, immunizations, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing status among selected non-Hispanic Asian adult subgroups. Comparison estimates for the non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN), and Hispanic adult populations are also presented.
Silent Trauma: Diabetes, Health Status, and the Refugee Southeast Asians in the US
(Developed by the Southeast Asian Subcommittee of the Asian American/Pacific Islander Work Group National Diabetes Education Program, 2006)
This report describes the impact of the refugee experience of Southeast Asians on physical and mental health. It also highlights the interactions between the refugee experience, mental health, and physical health (specifically, diabetes). This report also includes information on the Cambodian experience during the Khmer Rouge regime and it’s relationship with the trauma on their physical and mental health (such as, the relation between PTSD and diabetes.