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Asian and Pacific Islander Health and Wellness: A San Francisco Neighborhood Analysis

Publication date: 
May, 2014

Commissioned by the Asian Pacific Islander Council (API Council) and prepared by Davis Y. Ja and Associates, this study marks a preliminary assessment of the structural indicators of health and  wellness of Asian Pacific Islander populations in the San Francisco.  

While the API population in San Francisco is the largest and fastest growing racial group in San Francisco, the needs of API populations are not well understood. There are many factors that affect health ranging from environmental to economic and physical factors, thus the report describes the “health landscape” of specific neighborhoods utilizing a broad inventory of indicators. Since API as a category is broad and encompasses a wide, diverse range of people, the report also assess a few selected sub-groups with unique health needs, including children and older adults.