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ERIC Number: ED467357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Overview of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States and California: A Series of Community Voices Publications.
Ro, Marguerite
This report presents data on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs), focusing on California. It discusses: who APIAs are; nativity and citizenship; residence (nearly all APIAs reside in metropolitan areas, particularly California); educational attainment (because of the model minority myth about Asians, APIA children are deprived of bilingual classes and bicultural counselors); language ability (APIAs have no common language); economic status (the combination of relatively high median income and high poverty reflects the great economic diversity of APIAs); APIA politics (political empowerment is a significant challenge); health (as a group, Asians are healthier than others, but they face disparate health risks); access to health care (many APIAs are uninsured); children's health coverage; cultural and linguistic competency standards for the Healthy Families Program; barriers to care (cost, insurance, and linguistic and cultural differences); health service utilization (APIAs underutilize mental health, preventive, and prenatal services); traditional medicine; health professions and health providers; public benefits (immigrants are considerably less likely than natives to receive welfare); pressing health and social issues; culturally competent health and social services; and race relations. (Contains 31 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Center for Policy Alternatives, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California