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Asian-American Heart Attack Care Now Similar to Whites

One of the greatest disparities that Asian Americans have been facing in this coutnry has been in the area of health care. API women tend to have the highest rates of breast and cervical cancer. API men don’t seem to fare better in other areas, such as Hepatitis. Some reasons stem from cultural differences, others from lack of access to quality care.

However, some research provides hope for Asian Americans who suffer from heart attacks.  Performance is improving in other areas. Let’s hope that everyone is able to enjoy the benefits of quality care, regardless of race.

Simon Tam is a Chinese/Taiwanese American, an activist, and musician. He is the founder and bassist for The Slants, the first all Asian American dance rock band in the world. His writing can be found at http://aslantedview.tumblr.com

Office of Equity Public hearing

There is a public Hearing on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 6 p.m. in City Council chambers, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, to discuss the creation of a new City bureau — the Office of Equity. The new office will coordinate work within the City and in the community on the Equity Initiative in the Portland Plan, aimed at eliminating disparities and achieving equity in Portland.

More information on the proposal is here: . http://www.portlandonline.com/fritz/index.cfm?a=361064&c=49233

Please review the draft ordinance and work plan and send any comments to sara.hussein@portlandoregon.gov by noon on Monday, August 29.