Asian American Communities and Health: Context, Research, Policy, and Action is an excellent resource for those who are actively engaged or have an interest in the movement to improve the health of Asian Americans. The book provides an overview of the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that influence the distribution of disease and illness in Asian American communities.
The textbook explores the diversity within the Asian community with respect to health seeking behavior and knowledge, socioeconomic status, educational level, cultural traditions, and specific health care needs and issues. By examining the contextual factors that impact health, the authors seek to facilitate a meaningful dialogue and identify creative solutions for health disparities faced by racial and ethnic minority communities.
This book is available in paperback and may be ordered online at Jossey-Bass.