A Brown Paper: The Health of South Asians in the United States
The Brown Paper is a groundbreaking compendium and review of health research and literature on South Asians in the United States. Published in 2002, the Brown Paper evaluates and summarizes existing knowledge about key health indicators for South Asian Americans. The report consists of the following 13 chapters written by leading experts in the country.
Based on research and analyses of each topic, the authors make recommendations for policymakers, health care providers, and community outreach workers. The recommendations aim to influence allocation of resources that can reduce disparities in the health status of South Asian communities and to designate priorities for future prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education, research and policy development. A Resource Guide of organizations that provide health related services to South Asian Americans across the country was also compiled and accompanies the publication.
The Brown Paper initiative was an entirely volunteer effort led by public health students and professionals. Researchers, health care providers and community advocates throughout the country were recruited for their expertise and contributions in the field of South Asian public health.
You can now access complete, Brown Paper chapters online!
Simply click on a chapter name to the left.
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