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Diabetes in Vulnerable Asian Populations in Alameda County

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Project Summary: 

HRA assessed a diabetes-care model that is being implemented in Alameda County, California, by Asian Health Services and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO). The model is a team-based, culturally and linguistically relevant approach to patient care, family education, and community health for medically underserved Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

The goals of the NIH-funded project were to improve diabetes care among Alameda County’s medically underserved Asian communities and to promote healthier behaviors. A long-term goal is to disseminate this model through AAPCHO health centers across the nation.

Winston Tseng and Susan Ivey have joined in a San Francisco Bay Area regional research effort on Asian American health. The new center, Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH) is affiliated with UCSF. Find out more about ARCH on their website:

Policy, Practice or Research Impacts: 

Diabetes rates continue to rise. This project is helping us learn about providing effective education and support, especially for people with limited English skills and low incomes.

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Winston Tseng
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Health Research for Action, UC Berkeley
Principal Investigators: 
Professor Susan Ivey
Research Publications and Reports: 

Ivey S., Tseng W, Kurtovich E, Lui B, Weir RC, Liu J, Song H, Wang M, Hubbard A: Evaluating a Culturally and Linguistically Competent Health Coach Intervention for Chinese-American Patients With Diabetes (2012). Diabetes Spectrum 2012; 25 (20): 93-102.

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