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ERIC Number: ED399225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
Pages: 24
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Health Education: Addressing the Asian-American Student.
Hong, Annann; Hong, Luoluo
This paper examines the health status of Asian Americans. In introductory sections, the paper looks at: patterns of Asian immigration, myths surrounding Asian Americans as a "model minority," such as the false notion that Asian Americans as a group are always academic and economic achievers despite their minority status; institutional, cultural, and individual racism; and similarities across Asian American ethnic groups. Major sections of the paper focus on: (1) the health status of Asian Americans, including violence, substance abuse, mental health, AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, teenage pregnancy, and nutritional status; (2) barriers that keep Asian Americans from seeking health service; and (3) the importance of developing cultural competence in areas such as health beliefs, sexuality, communication style, and racism. Finally, implications for health service providers are examined and elements delineated for: a comprehensive health promotion system; sexual health education programs; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) prevention programs; mental health interventions; violence reeducation programs; and nutrition education programs. (Contains 39 references.) (ND)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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