This is the first book that exclusively addresses the range of health issues confronting Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States. It critically examines and reviews the distribution of factors associated with health problems in specific Asian and Pacific Islander populations. Expert contributors address the top priority health problems and issues facing these groups including infectious diseases, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, AIDS/HIV, substance abuse, and mental health.
In addition, current trends in health care policy are examined as well as the methodological problems that have hampered health research in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
PART ONE: THE CONTEXT
PART TWO: HEALTH STATUS
PART THREE:HEALTH SERVICE AND POLICY