Health Equity Matters for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

By Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, and John J. Park, MB ChB | Achieving health equity remains a compelling vision for our diverse nation. But doing so requires clear understanding of health outcomes for all major American populations and their subgroups. In the case of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs)—who comprise the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States—fundamental data challenges have long hampered progress. However, the last decade has witnessed some forward motion.

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 Health care’s new majority

By Sophie Quinton | On any given day at the Salud Clinic, Lucrecia Maas sees about 22 patients. They come to the community health center tucked away in an office park needing cavities filled, prescriptions renewed and babies vaccinated. When they start to speak, it’s rarely in English. They might speak Hindi. Or Dari. Or Hmong. Or Russian.

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 Reproductive Healthcare Remains a Right Without Access

By Kathy Ko Chin | In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that women have the right to take charge of their own health, and without the ability to do so, women of every race, age and income level would lose their freedom over their own well-being.

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