We Need Your Help!
In a monumental stride towards addressing the healthcare needs of Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian communities in Arizona, the local nonprofit organization Asian Pacific Community in Action (APCA) proudly announces the launch of the Community Health Resources and Needs Assessment (CHRNA) survey. This initiative marks the largest-ever health survey for the AANHPI population in the state.
How can you help?
We’re looking for the following people who meet these requirements to anonymously participate in our survey:
- Arizona residents
- Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians
- At least 18 years old
If you meet these requirements, we highly encourage you to participate in our survey. When you share your medical history and health concerns, the information will help us determine what our community needs.
Why take the survey?
Families immigrating to Arizona, often through intricate immigration and refugee pathways, encounter a myriad of challenges when seeking meaningful access to healthcare and essential resources while settling into their new homes in Phoenix. In an environment where concerns about job security, inflation, and soaring rents have become prevalent, navigating these difficulties amid a new language and cultural landscape can significantly impede access to basic health services and resources.
“We have arrived at the time when the gates are open, and how we spend our time solving the most difficult problems in public health will shape our collective future: how we respond to climate disasters, how we build our public health workforce anew, and especially how we shape a safe, healthy world where we all thrive. Project Bee Well is the foundation we hope to lay as a blueprint for this work, we invite you to join us!”
– Zeenat Hasan, Executive Director, APCA
Community Health Resources and Needs Assessment
- A large-scale health needs assessment (survey) using a community-engaged and community venue-based approach.
- The goals of the Community Health Resources and Needs Assessment (CHRNA) are to:
- Determine existing health issues:
- Identify prevalent health concerns within the AANHPI communities in Arizona.
- Identify existing available resources
- Assess the availability of existing healthcare and community resources and their accessibility.
- Determine best approaches
- Establish the most effective strategies to meet the unique healthcare needs of the community.
- Determine existing health issues:
Data dissagregation is the the separation of compiled information into smaller units to elucidate underlying trends and patterns.
Addressing health disparities in Arizona requires having detailed, accurate data that breaks down information by specific groups.
Yet currently, data on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders often hides the barriers to well-being and healthcare that many groups experience.
APCA advocates for comprehensive data collection, analysis and reporting at national, state and local levels to ensure our communities are visible and well represented.
- Research has suggested significant and wide variation of health disparities among diverse Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations.
- Compounding this problem is a lack of disaggregated data on Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NHPI) subgroups residing in the United States.
- Disaggregated data must be gathered to understand these populations if we are to fully understand and address the diverse health disparities among AANHPIs.
- To address this need, the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH) developed a large-scale health needs assessment survey to be administered in diverse, low-income Asian American communities using a community-engaged and community venue-based approach.
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