Categories: Annual Meeting
- 04/06/2018 @ 9:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Established in November 2011 as part of Tufts CTSI’s Stakeholder & Community Engagement Program, Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research (ADAPT) is a community-academic partnership based in Boston’s Chinatown.
Tufts CTSI places particular emphasis on Asian health disparities because the Tufts campus is located in Boston’s Chinatown and affiliate practice centers and hospitals in surrounding cities (Quincy, Malden, Lowell) have high proportions of Asian residents.
An increasing body of literature demonstrates that Asians are not “the model minority without health problems,” particularly for recent immigrants. These findings mirror those of our clinical and research community.
Methodological (e.g., data collection representative of the diverse cultures making up Asia), genetic and environmental/cultural issues continue to result in substantive health disparities. At the same time, the Asian population nationally is projected to triple in growth and represent 8% of the US population by 2050, making it critical that we focus on improving the health of Asian Americans.