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Health Disparities and Advancing Health Equity for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

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Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders AANHPI communities encompass more than 50 different ethnicities, 100 languages, and span from the US territories in the Pacific to New England. Understanding the heterogeneity within this population is crucial for documenting health outcomes. Howard Koh, MD, MPH, will talk about the complexities of AANHPI health disparities and explore the strides made in achieving health equity.

Presented by The Center for Asian Health Research and Education in partnership with Stanford Health Library

Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, is the Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He previously served as the 14th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2009-2014) after being nominated by President Barack Obama, and as Commissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1997-2003) after being appointed by Governor William Weld.