Assessing Health Needs for Identifying Key Korean Community Service Gaps
Methods: Through a campus-community partnership, a cross-sectional survey with 342 participants was conducted. The survey was administered in-language through convenience sampling using lists and community sites. In-person surveys were conducted at Korean churches and Korean community centers. Telephone interviews were also conducted. Finally on-line surveys were added to supplement the sample. Measures included demographic characteristics, health status and behaviors, and healthcare access and utilization.
Results: The key health barriers identified include immigrant status, limited English proficiency, lack of health insurance, not having doctors that speak their language, and lack of information about cancer screening.
Conclusions: More community service programs are needed to address the health issues facing Korean Americans in the Bay Area. We plan to share the results with funders and advocates to help raise awareness about these health barriers and support development of targeted health programs.
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe the key components of community-engaged research Differentiate community versus academic priorities to research Identify the key health and health care needs facing Korean Americans Explain the key steps for translating research into community practice
Keyword(s): Community Health Assessment, Underserved Populations
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