Culturally Appropriate Communication for the Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Presented by: Mavis Nitta, MPH, CHES. Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women Meeting September 21-23, 2011. AAs and NHPIs in the U.S. are Diverse Populations.
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Culturally Appropriate Communication for the Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders
Presented by: Mavis Nitta, MPH, CHES
Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women Meeting
September 21-23, 2011
~30 distinct Asian ethnic and cultural groups1
60% of Asians in U.S. foreign born in 20092
1U.S. Census: The Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population: 2000, Census 2000 Brief, issued December 2001; Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, 2000. 2U.S. Census 2009 Estimates. 3Boeree CG: The Language Families of the World, http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/languagefamilies.html. 4AAPCHO: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (AA and NHOPIs), http://www.aapcho.org/site/aapcho/section.php?id=10950.
Map of ASIA
Graphic Maps, 2005, http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/as.htm
1U.S. Census definition. 2These groups are sometimes included in a broader definition of South Asian or South-east Asian; although they are not always identified as being of “Asian origin”. 3Although the People’s Republic of China claims sovereignty over the Tibetan people, Tibet maintains its independence as a government-in-exile. Officially, the U.S. government considers Tibet to be part of China. However, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has many supporters in the U.S. and the Congress, and Tibet’s political status remains controversial in the U.S.
Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research & Education, 2000, http://aancart.org/whoareasianamericans.html; Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP), 2000; South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA), 2002; U.S. Census, 2000 and 2004; U.S. Department of State: Background Notes: Taiwan, U.S. Relations, Oct 2009, http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35855.htm#relations.
Native Hawaiians and
and how do they differ?
WorldAtlas.com (http://worldatlas.com/aatlas/infopage/oceans/pacificocean.htm); Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (http://www.prel.org/pacserv/pacserv_top.asp)
NATIVE HAWAIIANS andPACIFIC ISLANDERSPersons “having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawai`i, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands”
U.S. Census: The Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population: 2000, Census 2000 Brief, issued December 2001; Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, 2000
Population in Thousands
U.S. Census2000 and 2010
Be socially isolated
Holding on to their native cultures
Often exacerbated by language isolation
Experience significant language barriers
Limited English Proficient (LEP)
Be socioeconomically disadvantaged
High poverty rates
Despite being employed full-time (often working 2 or more full-time and/or part-time jobs)
3 media messages were used for project:
1.Life is a gift, Take good care of it, Get a mammogram
2.A woman’s good health is her most precious gift to her family. Remember your annual mammogram.
3.Educate & motivate. Screening saves lives.
5 print media messagesusing family, individual Filipina, health provider images and messages:
Chinese Radio Station
Print ad in Vietnamese
Photonovella in Bengali