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Health of South Asians in the United States

An Evidence-Based Guide for Policy and Program Development

Edited by Memoona Hasnain, Punam Parikh, Nitasha Chaudhary Nagaraj

© 2017 – CRC Press

306 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Description

Leading scholars and practitioners come together in this contributed volume to present the most current evidence on cutting edge health issues for South Asian Americans, the fastest growing Asian American population. The book spans a variety of health topics while examining disparities and special health needs for this population. Subjects discussed include: cancer, obesity, HIV/AIDS, women's health, LGBTQ health and mental health.

Health of South Asians in the United States presents research-based recommendations to help determine priorities for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education, and policies which will optimize the health and well-being of South Asian American communities in the United States.

Although aimed at both students, healthcare professionals and policy makers, this book will prove to be useful to anyone interested in the health and well-being of the South Asian communities in the United States.

Table of Contents

Background. Sociodemographic Profile. Non-communicable Chronic Conditions. Cardiovascular Disease. Cancer. Diabetes. Lifestyle and Health. Nutrition. Obesity. Tobacco. HIV/AIDS. Health Issues for Special Populations. Youth Health. Women’s Health. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health. Elderly Care. Mental Health and Intimate Partner Violence. Mental Health. Perinatal Mood Disorders. Intimate Partner Violence. Future Directions. Translational Research.

About the Editors

Memoona Hasnain is a Professor and Associate Department Head for Faculty Development & Research in the Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine at The University of Illinois at Chicago

Punam Parikh is a Project Manager in the Division of General Internal Medicine, School of Medicine at The University of California Los Angeles

Nitasha Chaudhary Nagaraj is a Senior Research Associate in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS070080
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Service Industries
MED002000
MEDICAL / Administration
MED028000
MEDICAL / Epidemiology
MED078000
MEDICAL / Public Health