Category: Research Feature

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Grandparent Care, Overweight, and Obesity in Chinese-American Families

Current studies have been inconsistent on the relationship between grandparental care and childhood obesity. Furthermore, when it comes to Chinese-American families, there is a gap in the literature concerning grandparents’ impact on children’s health. Culturally, grandparents play a vital role […]

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Incorporating a Patient-Reported Outcome Measure into Clinical Care: Patient Perspectives on the EQ-5D-5L

There are nearly three million Chinese speakers in the U.S. (the third most common language in this country after English and Spanish). Many evidence-based tools and health interventions have not been validated or culturally adapted for Chinese Americans.  Our goal […]

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Patient Perspectives on Mental Health, Gender, and Sexuality in Primary Care

Uplifting LGBTQ Asian American Narratives As part of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center’s (CBWCHC) Project AHEAD program, interns design and implement a community health project (CHP) on a health issue of their choosing.  The 2017 Project AHEAD cohort […]

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Measuring Overweight In Chinese American Children

Comparison Using U.S., International, and Ethnic-Specific Growth Charts Chinese American children have the lowest overweight prevalence in the U.S. compared to other groups. However, the method used to determine overweight status is based on a reference population that under-sampled Asian […]

An Evaluation of a Smoking Cessation Health Coach Program for Chinese Americans in New York City

Due to increasing smoking rates in the Chinese American community, the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center began a smoking cessation health coach program in 2015. The program, funded by the RCHN Community Health Foundation, provides culturally competent counseling and […]

Assessing Trends in Hepatitis B Virus Infection and Immunity

The Hepatitis B Team at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center has been presenting their latest research on hepatitis B virus (HBV) at local conferences.