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Health Education Program for Asian American and Pacific Islander Women

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Health Education Program for AAPI Women
Health education programs are important for creating awareness on health and screening for diseases. Health education for screening and treating are particularly important for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women, where their presence or availability for this population is limited (Fang, Ma, & Tan, 2011). This limited presence creates a disadvantage for the population who has been identified as having the highest occurrence rates for breast and cervical cancer in the United States (Dang, Lee, & Han, 2010). The high occurrence and low screening rates for cervical and breast cancer highlight the need to develop a comprehensive health program that caters to the need of AAPI women. A community-based health education program is proposed for AAPI women. This program addresses the factors hindering screening of breast and cervical cancer and proposes strategies for community involvement, management of relationships, enablers, nurturers, and cultivation of positive cultural empowerment. The success of this program will reduce mortality and morbidity of AAPI women from cervical and breast cancer.
Creating a Health Education Program for AAPI Women
A community-based health education program will be effective in reducing the mortality and morbidity of AAPI women from cervical and breast cancer. This program would provide optimal benefits for the women and the health sector because it would incorporate the social needs of the AAPI population. This approach has been supported by various studies that have applied or recommended community involvement in the establishment of cervical and breast cancer programs. Fang, Ma and Tan (2011) proposed a two-community intervention…...

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