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A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Orange County

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Barriers to/Disparities in Health Care; California Health Interview Survey; 2011 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2011); 2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2012); Immigrant; Racial and Ethnic Groups; Asian; Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander; Health Insurance Coverage and Programs; Cancer; Diabetes; General Health; Uninsured

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​Orange County is the nation’s sixth most populous county and makes significant contributions to the region’s economy, buoyed by diverse and growing Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities. Between 2000 and 2010, Asian American and NHPI communities were the county’s fastest growing; every city countywide saw an increase in its Asian American population.

And yet the social, cultural, and economic diversity of these communities are still not fully understood by elected officials, government agencies, foundations, businesses, and others who develop and implement public policies. Asian American and NHPI populations are not monolithic, though they are often treated that way when policies and regulations are crafted.

For instance, 26 percent of Asian Americans countywide reported having a physical, mental or emotional disability, and 49 percent who reported having mental/emotional or drug/alcohol issues said they did not receive treatment, according to California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data.
The perception of these communities as unequivocally successful results in the neglect of their needs and concerns.



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Report: A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Orange County

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Orange County

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The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance

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California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)

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