U.S. Mental Health Policy: Addressing the Neglect of Asian Americans - social policy addressing the needs of asian americans

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Sep 01, 2012 · Although Asian Americans are proportionally the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States, federal mental health policies have neglected their special needs. U.S. federal mental health policy has shifted in the past 50 years from an emphasis on increasing accessibility to treatment to Cited by: 12.

Some groups of Americans, such as Asian Americans, have found it difficult to obtain assistance from policy makers because they are widely perceived to be the problem-free and have thus been identified as "model" vulnerable populations or out groups.

Using a modified social ecological model, we conducted a review of the literature and nationwide statistics on African American health. We discuss the main social determinants of health and main health disparities, risk factors, the leading causes of morbidity and mortality, and access to health services for blacks in the USA. The mechanisms through which social determinants, including racism.

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