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Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (AANCART): AANCART's focus is on reducing the unique, unusual, and unnecessary cancer burden affecting Asian Americans. Their mission is to reduce cancer health disparities by conducting community-based participatory education, training, and research by, for and with Asian Americans.
http://www.aancart.org/

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum: The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.
http://www.apiahf.org/

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO): The AAPCHO is a national association representing community health organizations dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration and leadership that improves the health status and access of Asian Americans & Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders within the United States, its territories, and freely associated states, primarily through our member community health centers.
http://www.aapcho.org/

Intercultural Cancer Council – Asian Americans & Cancer Fact Sheet: The ICC promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.
http://www.iccnetwork.org/cancerfacts/AsianFactSheetJan2011RevPost.pdf

MedlinePlus – Asian-American Health: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/asianamericanhealth.html

New York University Center for the Study of Asian American Health: The mission of the Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH) is to reduce health disparities in the Asian American community through research, training and partnership. CSAAH is one of four various, distinct Centers of research, education and training under the NYU Institute of Community Health and Research.
http://asian-health.med.nyu.edu//

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research – Cancer Screening Rates Among Asian Ethnic Groups: This fact sheet examines cancer screening rates for several Asian ethnic subgroups -- Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, South Asian, and Cambodian -- to identify specific populations at risk for not receiving preventive care. In addition, cancer screening rates are also examined for individuals with limited English proficiency to determine the effects of language as a barrier to access.
http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/pubs/Publication.aspx?pubID=82

U.S. Census Bureau – The American Community Survey, Asians 2004:
http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/acs-05.pdf

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Office of Minority Health: Asian American and Pacific Islander Profile http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=53

 

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