Applying an integrative health in all policies approach to advancing Asian American health
Hard-to-reach populations are increasingly becoming part of the majority yet remain understudied and poorly understood despite high documented need. Multi-sectorial approaches like health in all policies (HiAP), a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by incorporating health considerations into decision-making across health and non-health sectors and policy areas, is needed to bridge the knowledge and resource gap.
Methods: Current context of Asians in NYC and across US will be presented along with the case example of NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH) and the process and lessons learned in applying a HiAP approach that integrates multi-level strategies and frameworks (social determinants of health, CBPR) to advance the science of health disparities research
Results: Applying multi-level strategies and approaches have been key to CSAAH’s work in advancing the health of Asian Americans.
Conclusions: Multiple approaches, perspectives and frameworks–including CBPR (principles related to community engagement, capacity building, advocacy, and social change), HiAP, social determinants of health–are needed to address the health of Asian Americans and other underserved hard-to-reach populations.
Learning Areas:Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Assess the socio-demographic shifts of Asian Americans in NYC and across the US and the gaps in knowledge and resources for this growing population. Describe the benefit in applying a health in all policies integrative approach to advancing the health of Asian Americans.
Keyword(s): Asian Americans, Health Disparities/Inequities
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the director of the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health and a co-principal investigator on the grant.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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