Development of strategies and culturally appropriate models for addressing disparities in obesity prevention for Asian Americans

  • Adams, Ingrid (PI)

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Asian Americans continue to be a fast-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States. Compared to other racial groups, S outh Asian adults develop type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease at a lower body mass index and they have the highest rates of overweight/obesity among all Asians in the United States. However, there is a dearth of descriptive Asian American health data disaggregated by ethnic subgroup and a paucity of evidence-based interventions specifically adapted for and tested among Asian American subgroups. This could be due in part to the healthy Asian American and Pacific Islander or model minority myth that is often perpetuated. The goal of this project is to use systematic reviews to identify strategies for addressing disparities in obesity prevention among Asian Americans with the aim of developing culturally appropriate models for taking action.
Effective start/end date4/1/136/30/15


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