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South Asians Health and Awareness Research.

Ma, Khine.

Research findings showed that health disparities were prevalent in the South Asians population in the United Sates. South Asians are composed of people and their ancestry from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Guyana and Trinidad. Diabetes and heart diseases are the most relevant cause of death among South Asians. However, no research has been done in Minnesota’s South Asian’s community. Therefore, SEWA-AIFW partnered with CURA from University of Minnesota to conduct the health research in South Asians communities of Minnesota. The goal of our research was to improve individuals’, families’, and community’s health in South Asians population of Minnesota. The research was conducted using surveys: online and paper copy. Paper copy surveys sped up the process of collecting the data but online surveys are found to be more accurate. Recommendations were made according to the observations from the research assistants when collecting the data.

A related publication, "Project SAHAT – Minnesota South Asian Health Assessment Tool Report", can be found here: http://www.sewa-aifw.org/health-research

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Conducted on behalf of SEWA-AIFW. Supported by the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program, a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota.
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