Role of Federal Policy in Building Research Infrastructure Among Emerging Minorities: The Asian American Experience

Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Marguerite Ro, Winston Tseng, Nadia Shilpi Islam, Mariano J. Rey, Simona C. Kwon
2012 Progress in Community Health Partnerships Research Education and Action  
Problem-Considerable progress in Asian American health research has occurred over the last two decades. However, greater and sustained federal support is needed for reducing health disparities in Asian American communities. Purpose of the Article-This paper reviews federal policies that support infrastructure to conduct minority health research and highlights one model for strengthening research capacity and infrastructure in Asian American communities. Key Points-Research center
more » ... can play a significant role in addressing pipeline/ workforce challenges, fostering campus-community research collaborations, engaging communities in health, disseminating evidence-based strategies and health information, and policy development. Conclusion-Research centers provide the capacity needed for academic institutions and communities to work together synergistically in achieving the goal to reduce health disparities in the Asian American community. Policies that support the development of concentrated and targeted research for Asian Americans must continue so that these centers will reach their full potential.
doi:10.1353/cpr.2012.0007 pmid:22643792 pmcid:PMC3367323 fatcat:4phpc5u52fdermhnn4yfnfe5am