Health disparities in Asian Americans too often are overlooked because research and data consider this demographic to be a monolith.
Cronkite News spoke with experts across the U.S. about these health disparities, as well as efforts to overcome them and help Asian Americans get the health care they need.
Each subgroup, however, had at least one identified disparity “disguised by aggregation.”What are some of the largest health disparities among Asian Americans?
There is no doubt that language barriers are an obstacle for Asian Americans seeking health care.
“A lot of Asian Americans also have mental illness, but they are three times less likely to seek treatment,” said Mo at the Asian Health Coalition.