Health of South Asians in the United States: An Evidence-Based Guide for Policy and Program Development

Memoona Hasnain, Punam Parikh, Nitasha Chaudhary Nagaraj

March 16, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 306 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498798426 - CAT# K30536

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Provides insights into the social determinants and special health needs of the fastest growing Asian population in America.

Brings together multidisciplinary, nationally renowned subject experts.

Offers recommendations by topic area for future research, programs, interventions, and policy and advocacy efforts.

Spans topics ranging from cancer to obesity to elder care to mental health.


Leading scholars and practitioners come together in this contributed volume to present the most current evidence on cutting edge health issues for South Asian Americans, the fastest growing Asian American population. The book spans a variety of health topics while examining disparities and special health needs for this population. Subjects discussed include: cancer, obesity, HIV/AIDS, women's health, LGBTQ health and mental health.  


Health of South Asians in the United States presents research-based recommendations to help determine priorities for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education, and policies which will optimize the health and well-being of South Asian American communities in the United States.


Although aimed at both students, healthcare professionals and policy makers, this book will prove to be useful to anyone interested in the health and well-being of the South Asian communities in the United States.