On Tuesday, October 24, AAPCHO and National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (NCECE) facilitated a discussion on reducing health disparities in Asian American elders by effectively screening for conditions like diabetes and depression. Speakers shared insights on the impact of stigma, ageism, and level of trust in healthcare have on the ability to identify care needs and determine effective treatments.
- Describe factors that contribute to older Asian Americans experiencing lower rates of service utilization for physical or mental health conditions;
- Explain the relationship between mental health and chronic conditions among Asian American elders; and
- Develop culturally responsive strategies for increasing patient trust and providing appropriate community referrals.
Staff from health centers with clinical and non-clinical perspectives and from all levels of leadership; Primary Care Associations; and Health Center Controlled Networks.