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Research Challenges Myth Asians Most Adjusted Minority Group

The myth that Asian Americans are the most well adjusted minority group in the United States is untrue, at least when it comes to health care, according to research from the University at Buffalo School of Social Work.

Language and culture, health literacy, health insurance and immigrant status create vast differences in the quality of health care among Asian Americans, according to social work professors Wooksoo Kim and Robert H. Keefe.

“Asian Americans are considered a ‘model minority,’ which prevents many Asian Americans from getting help when they need it, and this study addresses that issue,” Kim said. “There is a dire need to expand our knowledge regarding better health care services for Asian Americans.”

To learn more about the study, read this article at or this article at the University at Buffalo news center.

To find out more about how social workers help clients get better health care, visit the National Association of Social Workers’ “Help Starts Here” Health & Wellness Web page by clicking there.

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