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The following publications offer useful information in matters pertaining to the health issues of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

May: Asian American / Pacific Islander Heritage Month
The following publications are available as a resource in honor of Asian American / Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Click a menu link below to read a brief summary and access the publication.

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2003 National Hospital Discharge Survey [Advance Data No. 359, July 8, 2005]

This report presents the most current nationally representative data on inpatient care in the United States. Data are from the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS), the longest continuously running nationally representative survey of hospital utilization.

Hyattsville, MD : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC), 2005, 20 p.

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National Center for Health Statistics
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Asian American Yearbook (2nd edition)

This directory contains information on Asian American organizations, publications, radio and TV stations, and chambers of commerce in the United States. There are listings of federal and state employment offices, private sector employment opportunities, health organizations, and much more. Included is information on the Department of Defense, the international scene, physical fitness and sports, and financial aid for students.

McLean, VA: TIYM Publishing Co., 2005, 312 p., col. ill.

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Assessment and Intervention with Children and Adolescents: Developmental and Multicultural Approaches (Second Edition)

"The first two chapters of this text discuss the special considerations and characteristics of developmental assessment, including specific age-appropriate informal assessment procedures. The third chapter addresses cultural assessment, and the fourth chapter describes how to design counseling interventions and gives over 40 examples of creative developmentally and culturally appropriate interventions. The remaining four chapters outline characteristics of normal development for four different age groups: early and middle childhood, and early and mid-adolescence. In each of these chapters, six case studies are presented, for the most part representing normal developmental problems, as well as cases that illustrate specific challenges for young multiethnic clients. Examples of assessment and interventions are described for each case study." -- Preface

Alexandria, VA: AACD, 2005; ix, 204 p. Includes index.

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Copies of this publication are available from the American Counseling Association; 5999 Stevenson Avenue; Alexandria, VA 22304; (phone) 703-823-9800 or 800-347-6647; $42.95 plus shipping and handling. Order #72824 ISBN 1-55620-239-3

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Births: Preliminary Data for 2004

This report presents preliminary data for 2004 on births in the United States. U.S. data on births are shown by age, race, and Hispanic origin of mother. Data on marital status, prenatal care, cesarean delivery, and low birthweight are also presented.

Hyattsville, MD : National Center for Health Statistics (CDC), 2005; 20 p.

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Cancer Facts and Figures 2005

This publication presents data on cancer incidence, mortality, survival, and cancer risk factors, and annual estimates of expected new cancer cases and deaths. A special section covers cancers linked to infectious diseases.

Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society, 2005, 64 p., ill.

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Cancer Facts and Figures 2006

This publication presents data on cancer incidence, mortality, survival, and cancer risk factors, and annual estimates of expected new cancer cases and deaths. A special section covers cancers and environmental pollutants.

Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society, 2006, 52 p., ill.

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Community-Based Health Organizations: Advocating for Improved Health

"Presents the basic principles and practical design and management elements that are needed to create an effective community-based health organization.

This important resource includes a historical and theoretical overview of the development of community-based health care organizations and offers guidance for developing the structure and capacity of CBHOs to effectively meet the health needs within their communities.

Filled with illustrative examples and case studies, Community-Based Health Organizations is designed to be a practical resource. The authors show how to develop leadership and strategic plans, strengthen management, leverage and maximize resources, evaluate programs, and position a CBHO in a changing and competitive health care environment." -- Book Jacket

New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 2005; xix, 362 p. Includes index.

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The Community Engagement Continuum: Outreach, Mobilization, Organizing, and Accountability to Address Violence against

"This report is the second one on innovative API anti-violence strategies sponsored by the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence3. Its purpose is to: 1) Frame a continuum for anti-violence advocates and programs to conceptualize community engagement activities; 2) Document innovative community engagement strategies addressing violence against women and children in API communities; 3) Bridge the gap between the fields of gender-based violence and other intimate forms of violence and community organizing; 4) Identify particular challenges encountered in community engagement work in API communities and in broader anti-violence work; 5) Analyze the impact of community engagement strategies in addressing violence against women and children in API communities; 6) Identify areas for further inquiry; and 7) Forge new directions in policy and practice to advance the positive impact of community-based strategies in addressing gender-based violence and other intimate forms of violence." -- Introduction

San Francisco, CA : Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence, 2005; 58 p.

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Council on Graduate Medical Education Seventeenth Report, Minorities in Medicine: An Ethnic and Cultural Challenge for Physician

This report assesses the progress made since the Council on Graduate Medical Education published a report on minorities in medicine in 1998. It recommends ways to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine and strengthen cultural competency. The report provides demographic and health disparity information for minority populations in the United States and includes tables, a bibliography, and an appendix of educational pipeline programs and collaborations.

Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, 2005, 60 p.

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Crossing the Divide: Asian American Families and the Child Welfare System

Crossing the Divide is the first-ever major report addressing issues surrounding child abuse and neglect in the Asian American community and the City's child welfare system dealing with these issues. Community experts concur that increasing numbers of Asian American children will be reported to the child welfare system in the coming years, due to demographic growth and changes in the community. There is an ongoing lack of appropriate knowledge of Asian American cultures and languages within New York City's Administration for Children's Services and Family Court. This will continue to cause increases in unnecessary removals of children from their homes, and also in the time children linger in foster care without permanency. This report provides data and recommendations to policy makers; information for families and advocates; and the beginning of a strategic plan for ACS and Family Court administrators to start to make the child welfare system and its processes more efficient.

New York, NY, The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, 2002, 27p.

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Deaths: Injuries, 2002. National Vital Statistics Reports (NVSS) Volume 54, No. 10, January 31, 2006

This report presents injury mortality data for 2002 using the external cause of injury mortality matrix for the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10), a detailed and comprehensive framework for tabulating and presenting injury deaths by mechanism and intent of death. Data are presented by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, and State. In addition, trend data are shown for 1999-2002 by age, sex, and mechanism and intent of injury.

Hyattsville, MD : National Center for Health Statistics (CDC), 2006; 128 p., ill.

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The Hawaii Primary Care Directory: A Directory of Safety-Net Health Services in Hawaii

The Hawai'i Primary Care Directory gives an overview of health care providers who deliver basic health services to medically-underserved people. These providers make up the safety-net health care system for people, who for various reasons, have limited access to essential health care. Native Hawaiians, uninsured individuals, low-income families, homeless people and individuals from former U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific all can fit within this definition of medically-underserved populations. The directory also includes a summary description of each of these groups.

Honolulu, HI, Hawai'i Primary Care Association, 2004, 91p.

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345 Queen Street, Suite 601
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The Health and Well-Being of Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation 2005

"This chartbook highlights the major findings of the National Survey of Children's Health, done in 2003. The first of its kind, it presents National- and State-level information on the health and well-being of children as well as contextual information about their families and communities. The survey includes many positive findings about our Nation's children. Overall, 84.1 percent of children are reported to be in excellent or very good health, 91.2 percent have health insurance, and 77.8 percent receive an annual preventive health care checkup. Many aspects of children's home and family environment support their health and development as well: parents report that 83 percent of school-aged children read for pleasure on a typical day, and more than two-thirds of children (70.5 percent) live in households where no one smokes. Most parents express confidence in their communities as well: according to their parents, 81.4 percent of children live in neighborhoods that are supportive of them, 83.8 percent are safe in their neighborhood, and 88.4 percent are safe at school. The survey also highlights areas where room remains for improvement. While most children receive an annual preventive physical health visit, for example, fewer receive an annual dental checkup. In addition, the survey highlights those populations of children who are particularly vulnerable to health risks, such as children in low-income families, children without health insurance, and children with special health care needs." -- Welcome letter

National charts include race and ethnicity, while state breakdowns do not.

Washington, DC: HRSA, 2005; 100 p.

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Health Disparities Affecting Minorities: Asian Americans

This brochure highlights health statistics related to the Asian American population, for Cancer, tuberculosis, and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV).

Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHD), 2006; 2 p., ill.

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Health, United States, 2005: with Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans

The Health, United States series presents national trends in health statistics. Major findings are presented in the highlights section. The report includes a chartbook, trend tables, extensive appendixes, and an index. The Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans assesses the Nation's health by presenting trends and current information on selected determinants and measures of health status. The chartbook section is followed by 147 trend tables organized around four major subject areas: health status and determinants, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures.

Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 2005, xix, 535 p.

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Healthy Iowans 2010: Mid-Course Revision

This publication promotes the idea that all Iowans benefit when stakeholders decide on disease prevention and health promotion strategies and agree to work together on them. These strategies can improve the quality of life and hold down health care costs. The payoff for health promotion and disease prevention is not immediate, but it has long-lasting benefits. The Iowa plan is a companion to the national plan, Healthy People 2010. An initiative to improve the health of Americans, the national plan is the driving force for federal resource allocation for disease prevention and health promotion. The state plan is used in the same way. Both plans have received broad support from Republican and Democratic administrations. Community planners are using the state plan to help assess health needs and craft health improvement plans.

Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health, 2005, pp.

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The Interpreter's World Tour: an Environmental Scan of Standards of Practice for Interpreters

"The purpose of this environmental scan was to collect a representative number of documents about interpreter standards of practice from around the world to assess the similarities and differences between standards. The scan also considers current trends in the field and how they influence the development and content of standards of practice for interpreters. NCIHC is using this information together with feedback from focus groups, stakeholders and conferences across the U.S. to draft national standards of practice for interpreters in health care over 2004 and 2005. Such standards will offer guidance to interpreters about protocols, practices and skills that: facilitate communication; promote accurate interpreter; support patient-provider relationships; establish procedures for halting a session to mediate; overcome social and cultural barriers to understanding; and promote ethical behavior." -- Purpose of Scan

Woodland Hills, CA : The California Endowment, 2005; 44 p.

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Minority Populations and Health: an Introduction to Health Disparities in the United States

"Is a textbook that offers a complete foundation in the core issues and theoretical frameworks for the development of policy and interventions to address race disparities in health-related outcomes. This book covers U.S. health and social policy, the role of race and ethnicity in health research, social factors contributing to mortality, longevity and life expectancy, quantitative and demographic analysis and access, and utilization of health services." -- Book Jacket

San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, 2005; xvii, 348 p. Includes index.

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National ADAP Monitoring Project Annual Report: April 2005

"The National ADAP Monitoring Project surveyed all 57 jurisdictions receiving Ryan White federal ADAP earmark funding in FY 2004; 52 of 57 ADAPs responded. The U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Marshall Islands did not respond; these jurisdictions represent less than 0.1% of estimated living AIDS cases. Data in this report are from June 2004 and FY 2004, unless otherwise noted. For example, supplemental data collection was conducted in early 2005 to assess the latest status of ADAP waiting lists and other cost containment measures. Analysis of trend data since 1996 is also presented. Major highlights and detailed findings are provided below, followed by charts and appendices." -- Survey Findings

Washington, DC: National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), 2005, 90 p.

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The Oral Health of Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation 2005

"The National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) was designed to measure the health and well-being of children from birth to age 17 in the United States while taking into account the environment in which they grow and develop. Conducted for the first time in 2003, the survey collected information from parents about their children's health, including oral, physical and mental health, health care utilization and insurance status, and social well-being. Aspects of the child's environment that were assessed in the survey include family structure, poverty level, parental health and behaviors, and community surroundings. The survey was supported and developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau and was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics.

One essential aspect of children's health measured in the survey was oral health. Parents with children 1 year of age or older who had natural teeth that had erupted were asked about the condition of their child's teeth and their use of and access to dental care." -- Introduction

Washington, DC: HRSA, 2005; 48 p.

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Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the United States (2005 Edition)

Includes physician/population ratios for the nation, state of location, and specialty of practice. Also presented are comparative data on the activity, specialty, and location of physicians from 1975 through 2003, along with information on the school and year of graduation, specialty board certification, and age and sex. The book contains summary and detailed tabulations in five separate chapters of physician data - Physician Characteristics, Physician Distribution, Analysis of Professional Activity by Specialty and Geographic Region, Primary Care Specialities, and Physician Trends.

Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, 2005, 372 p. Includes index.

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(Race, Ethnicity and Health Care Issue Brief) Policy Challenges and Opportunities in Closing the Racial/Ethnic Divide in Health Care

"Racial and ethnic disparities in health care - whether in insurance coverage, access, or quality of care - are one of many factors producing inequalities in health status in the United States. Eliminating these disparities is politically sensitive and challenging in part because their causes are intertwined with a contentious history of race relations in America. Nonetheless, assuring greater equity and accountability of the health care system is important to a growing constituency base, including health plan purchasers, payers, and providers of care. To the extent that inequities in the health care system result in lost productivity or use of services at a later stage of illness, there are health and social costs beyond the individual or specific population group." -- Introduction

Menlo Park, CA: Kaiser Family Foundation, 2005; 11 p., ill.

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Racial and Ethnic Diversity: Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Whites, 5th ed.

The fifth edition of Racial and Ethnic Diversity includes, in addition to detailed estimates and projections of the U.S. population by race and Hispanic origin, the latest socioeconomic data on blacks and Hispanics. New to this edition are spending data for Asian households, plus updated information on American Indians--including their numbers by state and metropolitan area. The book also includes data from the American Time Use Survey, profiling the similarities and differences in how people allocate their time by race and Hispanic origin.

Ithaca, NY: New Strategist, 2006, 696 p.

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State of Health Insurance in California: Findings from the 2003 California Health Interview Survey

"This report, based on data from the 2003 and 2001 California Health Interview Surveys (CHIS), examines health insurance coverage, and the sources and consequences of periods of uninsurance for the nonelderly population in California. Using the most recent data available, this report: 1) paints an overall picture of health insurance and uninsurance in California and the changes experienced between 2001 and 2003; 2) examines changes in employer-based insurance in detail; 3) profiles Medi-Cal and Healthy Families enrollees and their families, as well as children who are uninsured but eligible for coverage in these programs; 4) examines the consequences of being uninsured versus having coverage as it relates to access to care and getting necessary care; and 5) discusses the advantages and disadvantages of key public policy options to extend coverage to California's 6.6 million uninsured residents." -- Executive Summary

Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 2005; vi, 74 p., col. ill.

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Vulnerable Populations in the United States

"Offers in-depth data on access to care, quality of care, and health status and updates and summarizes what is currently known regarding the pathways and mechanisms linking vulnerability with poor health and health care outcomes.

The comprehensive volume summarizes the literature and provides empirical evidence of disparities in health care access, quality and outcome for vulnerable populations; explains the role of social and individual determinants in vulnerability; details the impact of vulnerability on access, quality, and health status; and reviews programs currently in place for vulnerable populations." - Book Jacket

San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, 2005; xviii, 312 p. Includes index.

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Women's Health USA 2005

The data book was developed by HRSA to provide readers with an easy-to-use collection of current and historical data on some of the most pressing health challenges facing women, their families, and their communities. Women's Health USA 2005 is the fourth edition of the data book published by HRSA's Office of Women's Health. This book selectively includes emerging issues and trends in women's health. Information and data on household composition, maternity leave, contraception, and adolescent pregnancy are a few of the topics.Where possible, every effort has been made to highlight racial and ethnic disparities as well as sex/gender differences. Women's Health USA 2005 is intended to be a concise reference for policymakers and program managers at the Federal, State, and local levels to identify and clarify issues affecting the health of women.

Washington, DC: HRSA, 2005; 80 p.

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