Guest Post: So you say you want health justice for Asian Americans in Connecticut? Count us in.

May 21, 2012

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is ripe with opportunity to elevate health issues that confront Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).  But how do we know what the priority health issues are?

Last week, Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) senior program officer Elizabeth Krause had a guest post on HealthJusticeCT.org about the trouble with collecting meaningful health data about Asian Pacific Americans.

“The subliminal, but powerfully consistent message is that Asian Americans are not a priority population.  In other words, “we could not count you and therefore you do not count.””

Elizabeth offers solutions to the data dilemma here.

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