Role of Federal Policy in Building Research Infrastructure Among Emerging Minorities: The Asian American Experience
Source:Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2012; 6(1):83-93.
Keywords:Academies And Institutes
Community-Based Participatory Research
Community Health Planning
Health Services Research
Health Status Disparities
Research Support As Topic
Pubmed Central ID:PMC3367323
Funding:P60 MD000538/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS/United States
P60 MD000538/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS/United States
P60 MD000538-01/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS/United States
PA 05055/PHS HHS/United States
U50/CCU925132/PHS HHS/United States
U58DP001022/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
UL1RR029893/RR/NCRR NIH HHS/United States
Considerable progress in Asian American health research has occurred over the last two decades. However, greater and sustained federal support is needed for reducing health disparities in Asian American communities.
Purpose of the Article
This paper reviews federal policies that support infrastructure to conduct minority health research and highlights one model for strengthening research capacity and infrastructure in Asian American communities.
Research center infrastructures can play a significant role in addressing pipeline/workforce challenges, fostering campus–community research collaborations, engaging communities in health, disseminating evidence-based strategies and health information, and policy development.
Research centers provide the capacity needed for academic institutions and communities to work together synergistically in achieving the goal to reduce health disparities in the Asian American community. Policies that support the development of concentrated and targeted research for Asian Americans must continue so that these centers will reach their full potential.
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