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Obesity and Overweight Among Asian American Children and Adolescents

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Childhood obesity and overweight have been linked to a host of health, behavioral, and psychological problems. They include: chronic health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and asthma (1-4), developmental problems such as low self-esteem, becoming victims or perpetrators of bullying or other disruptive behaviors, and performing poorly academically (5-13). Children who are obese or…

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Public-Private Partnerships for Data Equity


In 2015, APIAHF received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to implement the Data Equity Project. This project sought to address: (1) the underutilization of national health data and (2) the limited efforts by federal and state agencies to promote higher quality data collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination of AA and NHPI health…



For more information or other ways that you can get involved visit us at www.apiahf.org. We are the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and we advocate for greater recognition, inclusion and engagement of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Appearing in the video are Suhaila Khan, M.D., Christie Jiang, and Patricia Finau.…


Proceedings of the 2nd Health Brain Trust on Data and Research: Strengthening the Involvement of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Community-Based Participatory Research


Data and research are important tools in helping assure access to quality primary and preventive services, especially for communities of color and indigenous peoples. A critical need exists for more data and research on the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. The heterogeneity in languages and cultures, differing cultural beliefs and approaches…