Below is a curated list of reports and articles that address mental health and health equity for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.
Promoting Health and Behavioral Health Equity in California (2016). This article in the Journal of Public Health Management Practice discusses how the CRDP initiative aims to promote mental health equity in the State of California.
Asian and Pacific Islander Population Report: In Our Own Words (2013). As part of Phase I of CRDP, Pacific Clinics was funded to develop the Strategic Planning Workgroup (SPW) and Population Report for the Asian and Pacific Islander population.
The State of Asian America, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health in California Report (2009). This report was commissioned by the California Asian Pacific Islander (API) Joint Legislative Caucus to provide a more accurate snapshot of the social context and health status of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacifica Islanders (AANHPIs) in relation to other racial groups in California, as well as in relation to the many AANHPI subgroups.
Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity; A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General (2001). This Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS], 1999) documents the existence of striking disparities for minorities in mental health services and the underlying knowledge base. Racial and ethnic minorities have less access to mental health services than do whites. They are less likely to receive needed care. When they receive care, it is more likely to be poor in quality.