Ethnicity and Health in America Series
The Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs’ (OEMA) Ethnicity and Health in America Series is designed to raise public awareness concerning the varied health concerns of America’s people of color, while highlighting the impact of psychology and psychological factors on these health concerns. OEMA will focus on a chronic health condition particularly relevant to the ethnic group honored during four key months:
Black History Month in February,
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May,
National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month in September, and
National American Indian Heritage Month in November
In addition to facts, statistics and resources posted on the web, OEMA will also host a variety of activities to educate the public regarding the significance of psychology to health. Through these efforts, OEMA hopes to support and encourage psychologists to take a leading role in combating these burgeoning disparities.
Impact of Stress, Racism and Discrimination for Asian and Asian-American Populations
The Ethnicity and Health in America Series is raising awareness about family dynamics and stress among Asian and Asian-American populations. Although the chronic condition of stress can have negative side effects on all persons, the unique psycho-social and contextual factors, particularly when taking into account family demands and expectations, can create additional stressors for many Asian and Asian-American populations.