The city’s fastest-growing community is in need of improved health care and health equity amidst the second wave of a pandemic that has disproportionately affected Chinese Americans.
Meng, the first and only Asian-American Member of Congress from New York State, discussed the highlights from the State of Chinese Health 2021 report.
Meng notes that over 3,000 cases of verbal and physical harassment have been reported nationwide, which has taken a huge toll on Chinese Americans.
They might not meet the criteria for depression, but they more or less have some issues with their mental health,” said Dr. Chen.
There’s a barrier for Chinese Americans, so if we have more resources and education materials, we can help promote health awareness and take preventative measures now.”