Ethnicity and Health in America Series
During the four national heritage months dedicated to people of color in America (i.e., Black History Month in February, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in May, National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month in September, and National American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month in November), OEMA examines the impact of a chronic condition on the health of each ethnic population. Substance abuse/addiction is the condition of focus for 2014's Ethnicity and Health in America Series.
Through the Ethnicity and Health in America Series, the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs focuses on a chronic health condition particularly relevant to ethnic groups 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.
Further resources, broken out by topic, may be found below.
Further HIV/AIDS information and resources pertaining to the African-American community.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Learn more about CDC leadership in controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, facts about how African Americans are affected and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
- HIV among African Americans Fact Sheet, September 2010 (PDF, 1MB)
- HIV among African Americans Fact Sheet, November 2011 (PDF, 336MB)
Overview of an international gathering for HIV advocacy, and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States.
U.S. HIV AIDS strategy (PDF, 1MB) (Created in 2010, first federal plan to address HIV in the U.S.)
Stats & Info Sites
Analysis of HIV cases and rates among African Americans, and by race and ethnicity in the United States and worldwide.
Federal resources for HIV/AIDS and specific guidelines, clinical trials and other offerings from the National Institutes of Health.
Additional Articles on Stress and Acculturation among Asian-Americans
Abe-Kim, J., Takeuchi, D. T., Hong, S., Zane, N., Sue, S., Spencer, M. S., ... & Alegría, M. (2007). Use of mental health–related services among immigrant and US-born Asian Americans: results from the National Latino and Asian American Study (PDF, 113KB). American Journal of Public Health, 97(1).
Iwamoto, D. K., & Liu, W. M. (2010). The impact of racial identity, ethnic identity, asian values and race-related stress on Asian Americans and Asian international college students’ psychological well-being (PDF, 387KB). Journal of counseling psychology, 57(1), 79. doi:10.1037/a0017393.
Lamborn, S. D., Nguyen, J., & Bocanegra, J. O. (2012). Hmong American Adolescents' Perceptions of Mothers' Parenting Practices: Support, Authority, and Intergenerational Agreement (PDF, 139KB). Asian American Journal of Psychology, 4(1), 50-60. doi: 10.1037/a0031045.
Lau, A. S., & Fung, J. (2013). On better footing to understand parenting and family process in Asian American families (PDF, 271KB). Asian American Journal of Psychology, 4(1), 71-75. doi: 10.1037/a0032120.
Liang, C. T., Li, L. C., & Kim, B. S. (2004). The Asian American Racism-Related Stress Inventory: Development, Factor Analysis, Reliability, and Validity (PDF, 91KB). Journal of Counseling Psychology, 51(1), 103-114.
Ong, A. D., Burrow, A. L., Fuller-Rowell, T. E., Ja, N. M., & Wing Sue, D. (2013, February 18). Racial Microaggressions and Daily Well-Being Among Asian Americans (PDF, 151KB). Journal of Counseling Psychology®. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0031736.
Sue, D. W., Capodilupo, C. M., Torino, G. C., Bucceri, J. M., Holder, A. M., Nadal, K. L., & Esquilin, M. (2007). Racial microaggressions in everyday life (PDF, 800KB). American Psychologist®, 62(4), 271-286.
Suinn, R. M. (2010). Reviewing acculturation and Asian Americans (PDF, 87KB). Asian American Journal of Psychology, 1(1), 5-17.
Wei, Meifen, et al.( 2010) Racial Discrimination Stress, Coping, and Depressive Symptoms Among Asian Americans (PDF, 124KB). Asian American journal of psychology 1.2 (2010): 136-150.
Yoo, Hyung Chol, Kimberly S. Burrola, and Michael F. Steger. A preliminary report on a new measure: Internalization of the Model Minority Myth Measure (IM-4) and its psychological correlates among Asian American college students (PDF, 121KB). Journal of counseling psychology 57.1 (2010): 114-127.
OEMA Professional Partners on Asian-American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Initiative
Mayor's Office on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 721 North
Washington, D.C. 20001
Asian American Psychological Association
5025 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse
340 East Second St, Suite 409
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Asian American Center on Disparities Research
148 Young Hall
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
1828 L Street, NW, Suite 802
Washington, D.C. 20036
Student Section of Division 45
750 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
Additional AAPI Resources
National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA)
1215 19th Street, Suite A
Denver, CO 80202
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
1400 Eye Street, NW, Suite 910,
Washington, D.C. 20005
Asian American Justice Center
1140 Connecticut Ave, NW Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20036
Asian American Health Initiative
Department of Health and Human Services
Asian American Health Initiative
1335 Piccard Drive (lower level)
Rockville, MD 20850
Substance Use/Abuse Resources
Organizations Serving the Latino Community
Washington, D.C. Office of Latino Affairs
2000 14th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 2009
Phone: (202) 671-2825
Fax: (202) 673-4557
The National Latina/o Psychological Association
229 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 220-9800
Fax: (414) 220-9802
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
901 15th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005-2306