• Report finds sharp contrasts among Asian American communities

    Posted on February 25, 2014 Source: TheNoteBook Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders are two of the fastest-growing racial groups in the Northeast. Although these ethnic groups often share experiences with language barriers, immigration, and discrimination, they sometimes differ significantly in their employment, economic status, and educational attainment. Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a national […]

    Date: Feb 28, 2014 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • How Will The Affordable Care Act Affect Asian Americans?

    Posted on October 5, 2013   Stan Tsai, a member of the board of directors of the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC), has been following the Affordable Care Act closely – and he’s concerned about how much the Asian American community knows about what is going to happen come October 1.   “I went […]

    Date: Nov 08, 2013 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • What’s Actually Behind the Low Asian-American Obesity Rate?

    Posted on October 17, 2013 At first glance, it seems like most Asian-Americans pretty much have this whole obesity thing under control, by the looks of new national statistics. An estimated 11 percent of adult Americans of Asian descent are considered obese. Compare that to the nation’s obesity average as a whole, which stands steady […]

    Date: Oct 21, 2013 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Cultural Stigma Hurts Asian American Teens with Depression

    Posted on September 9, 2013   Editor’s Note: The following article is part one of a three-part series on Asian Americans and mental health.   It was late on a school night—3 a.m.—and Tracy’s 17-year-old son, Jason, was still playing video games in their one-bedroom apartment in Flushing, New York. The noise infuriated her and […]

    Date: Sep 28, 2013 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Study to Take a Close Look at Gambling Among Elderly Asian Americans

    Posted on September 5, 2013   Asian immigrant elders seem to be especially vulnerable to gambling, researcher says   BUFFALO, N.Y. – A University at Buffalo School of Social Work professor will take a methodical and multi-dimensional look into the growing incidence of gambling among Asian immigrant elders, hoping to find ways to enhance positive social effects […]

    Date: Sep 28, 2013 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Depression Haunts Many Asian College Students in US

    Posted on Aug 27, 2013   SAN FRANCISCO—Moving away from home and going to college can be stressful for anyone, but Asian-American students often face culturally related factors—model minority expectations and family pressures, among them—that can affect their mental well-being.   Ryan Macasero, a 24-year-old Filipino-American, who majored in international studies and political science at California […]

    Date: Sep 28, 2013 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • Affordable Care Act: Creating Health Access for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

    Posted on August 20, 2013   Every one of us knows someone — a friend, a relative, or maybe a patient — who couldn’t receive the care they needed because they lacked insurance. Thankfully, this will start to change on October 1, 2013, when people can sign up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, with […]

    Date: Sep 28, 2013 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • What Small Businesses Need To Know About Health Care Reform

    Posted on August 12, 2013   Health care reform is intended to provide everyone with affordable access to health insurance. But for small businesses, providing health care can be a challenge because of numerous factors, including the increasing cost of health insurance premiums.   To help ease worries for small businesses the Obama Administration delayed an […]

    Date: Sep 28, 2013 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0
  • California Looks for a New Generation of Culturally Sensitive Health Care Workers

    Posted on August 11, 2013   At 18, Tria Vue already has a world of experience in health care. For her Hmong parents, she’s been translator, prescription drug dispenser, navigator, patient advocate and cultural broker.   After years of this, Vue has come to see the fallacy of Western medicine: the doctor-knows-best premise.   “When I heard about […]

    Date: Sep 27, 2013 Posted by: imprentacomm Comments: 0