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Clinical Guidance for AAPI Patients
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Improving the health of your Asian American and Pacific Islander patients.

Clinical Guidance for AAPI Patients

Improving the health of Asian American and Pacific Islander patients by increasing knowledge, empowering education, and positively impacting their clinical care.

Stanford Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE)

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Asians are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States, representing 25% of all foreign- born people in the United States. They are projected to reach nearly 34 million by 2050.

Similar to other communities of color, disparities exist in health outcomes and indicators among the Asian-American community. Disproportionate burdens of health conditions affecting this population across the United States include cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hepatitis B, and osteoporosis. National-level data indicate that cancer is the leading cause of death among Asian-Americans. Socioeconomic, cultural, and genetic factors likely affect their health. There is a strong need to improve knowledge, education, and clinical care to reduce healthcare disparities among Asian subgroups.

The Center for Asian Health Research and Education provides a common place for research, education and clinical care support allowing disparate faculty, staff, community members and trainees to share ideas and common resources.

The Center’s goals are:

  1. To increase research and knowledge in Asian and Asian-American health.
  2. To educate patients, providers, and the community about the health needs of Asians and Asian- Americans.
  3. To improve the culturally sensitive and evidence-based delivery of healthcare to Asians and Asian-Americans.

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Journal of Asian Health

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Journal of Asian Health was founded in 2011 by Dr. Gloria Wu. In 2021, it partnered with Stanford University’s Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE). The journal’s mission is to contribute to the understanding of the social and medical determinants of health in Asians, in the United States and globally. JAH is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes two issues a year.

Read JAH archives and learn more

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AMA STEPS Forward® Racial and Health Equity Toolkit

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AMA STEPS Forward® presents actionable, practical toolkits, and customizable resources that you can use to successfully implement meaningful and transformative change in your practice or organization.

In the Racial and Health Equity: Concrete STEPS for Health Systems toolkit, your organization can translate its commitment to racial and health equity into action in your health system.

Learn more

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National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians

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The National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians is committed to the advancement of the health and well-being of their patients and communities. NCAPIP believes everyone should receive the highest quality health care, provided by health care systems and supported by health care policies that value each and every individual and their unique backgrounds. Health care should be provided in an equitable manner, without discrimination based on type of health insurance, income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, geographic location, or immigration status.

The NCAPIP Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Toolkit is a work in progress but provides information for solo and small practices on quality improvement and practice transformation for serving diverse patients.

Access the toolkit and learn more

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