The shift toward a health equity framework for eliminating the health disparities burden of racial/ethnic minority populations has moved away from a disease-focused model to a social determinants framework that aims to achieve the highest attainment of health for all. The New York University Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH) has identified core themes and strategies for advancing population health equity for Asian American populations in New York City that are rooted in the following: social determinants of health; multisectoral, community-engaged approaches; leveraging community assets; improved disaggregated data collection and access to care; and building sustainability through community leadership and infrastructure-building activities. We describe the strategies CSAAH employed to move the dial on population health equity.


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Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH, Simona C. Kwon, DrPH, Rebecca Park, BA, Smiti Kapadia Nadkarni, MPH, and Nadia S. Islam, PhDAll of the authors are with the Center for the Study of Asian American Health, Department of Population Health, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY. “Moving the Dial to Advance Population Health Equity in New York City Asian American Populations”, American Journal of Public Health 105, no. S3 (July 1, 2015): pp. e16-e25.

PMID: 25905858