• Despite Successful Minority Stereotype, Asian-Americans Face Worse Retirement Crisis Than Whites

    America’s families face a looming retirement crisis and it is worse for Asian-Americans and other communities of color than for whites. Millions of Asian-Americans work in low paid jobs located in high priced communities, but without benefits. Older Asian-Americans rely more on public assistance than any other population groups. Income and wealth inequality among Asian-Americans have also been rising […]

    Date: Sep 24, 2018 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • New generation of Asian-American women are fighting to normalize mental health treatment

    When Kristina Wong’s mother told her if anyone finds out she went to therapy she would never be able to get a job, it became crystal clear just how taboo discussions of mental health were in her family. “That made it clear that my joy had a monetary value, and it was that shameful to […]

    Date: Sep 11, 2018 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • World Health Org. Urges Vietnamese to Eat Less Sugar

    Excessive sugar and salt combined with insufficient vegetable consumption is posing health risks to Vietnamese people, experts say. Photo from vtc.vn via Viet Nam News/Asia News Network HANOI — Vietnamese people eat too much sugar and it is harming their health, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). While the WHO recommends consuming less than […]

    Date: Jun 26, 2018 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Health Care Glossary Released for Asian Pacific Islanders

    A free glossary listing commonly-used health care terms in Asian and Pacific Islander languages is now available to help more people enroll in insurance coverage under the the Affordable Care Act, according to a California-based national grassroots coalition.  The Health Insurance Enrollment Glossary, released by Action for Health Justice, lists about 100 terms in English, […]

    Date: Dec 15, 2015 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • New study emphasizes differences among state’s Asian/API groups

      In politics, we tend to use abbreviations. Since the Proposition 187 campaign in 1994, California political scientists and pundits have wrestled with the “Latino vote.” In recent years, more focus has been placed on Asian political behavior – particularly as a majority of our immigrants now come from the world’s most populous continent. But […]

    Date: Jan 29, 2015 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Urging Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to #GetCovered

    The summer after he graduated from college, Kalwis Lo learned he had stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that attacks the lymphatic system. His private health insurance plan denied him coverage for treatment, claiming the cancer diagnosis was a “pre-existing condition.” Every major private health plan turned him away. His family was forced […]

    Date: Jan 29, 2015 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Report: Asian American ACA Enrollment ‘Disproportionately High’

    According to a new report by the Center for American Progress and AAPIData, Asian Americans were the most likely of all Americans to sign up for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). About 5.5 percent of the people who signed up for the first round of the Affordable Care Act were Asian American, more than the […]

    Date: Sep 26, 2014 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Community health overview: Hmong Americans

    According to the 2010 U.S. Census the eight largest Asian American populations in Minnesota are the Hmong, Asian Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino, Laotian, and Cambodian communities. Specifically, 27 percent of the total population identify themselves as Hmong, 15.5 percent are Asian Indian, 11.7 percent are Chinese, 11.1 percent are Vietnamese, 4.9 percent are Laotians, […]

    Date: Sep 26, 2014 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • COMMENTARY: Chinese Americans to benefit from the Affordable Care Act

    Posted on: March 28, 2014 Source: Northwest Asian Weekly Almost one in seven Chinese Americans does not have health insurance. Chinese Americans are also at higher risk for many illnesses that can be prevented early on. For example, Chinese American women have experienced a dramatic increase in uterine cancer rates, rising 7 percent each year […]

    Date: Apr 02, 2014 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0