Research Studies promoting the health of Southeast Asians
“All of Us” Research Program: CSEA has been selected to become a partner in the national “All of Us” Research Program, which seeks to enroll a million people throughout the US in a first-of-its-kind study that will provide longitudinal data to help researchers find better ways to prevent and cure diseases. The study will examine how individual attributes, genetics, and environmental factors impact our health outcomes. Participation of minority-serving agencies such as CSEA in this project is especially important because racial and ethnic minorities have been traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research, which often skews research findings.
SEA-DATA has produced an issue brief on the health status of SEAs in Rhode Island and the implications of the Affordable Care Act on this community; in addition, a Facts and Community Trends Report (FACTs) was released in the Spring of 2014 to highlight demographic, community, characteristics, and socioeconomic issues affecting the SEA community in Rhode Island.
Health Issues in RI’s Southeast Asian Community:
- Health Care Access & Utilization
- Implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
- Cancer & Heart Disease are leading cause of death
- Type 2 Diabetes
- PTSD, Depression & Anxiety
- Hepatitis B
- Implement data collection protocols to capture ethnicity -specific data on the SEA community.
- Adopt alternative measures of access to healthcare.
- Provide culturally and linguistically relevant educational resources to promote and educate the SEA community about the Affordable Care Act and new healthcare reform policies in RI.
- Increase resources to educate SEA patients and clinicians who interact with them to screen for and inquire about lung and liver cancers, heart disease, and associated risk factors, and hepatitis B.