In New York City, APIs are nearly 13 percent of the total population. However, there is no comprehensive guide for health resources dedicated to API women. In response, NAPAWF*NYC, the New York City chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, set out to create this Health Resource Guide (HRG).
The NAPAWF*NYC HRG serves to inform API English-speaking women ages 20-35 about and direct them to New York City community centers, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies according to their specific health interest and/or need. Additionally, this guide aims to raise awareness of prevalent health issues impacting API women. The HRG has been peerreviewed by various organizations including NAPAWF*NYC and NAPAWF National.
Organized by topic, the HRG provide statistics and contact information for community resources in NYC’s five boroughs. Each health organization listing includes the name of the organization, contact information, and website link with information about the specific health topic. Topics include:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Domestic Violence
- Gender Identity & Sexuality
- STDs and HIV
- Tobacco Use
Population of focus: Asian American and Pacific Islander Women in New York City
Link to resource: http://tinyurl.com/napawfnyc-hrg-march2013
Organization: The New York City chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF*NYC)