South Asian Americans, whose metro Atlanta population has tripled since 2004 to more than 100,000, are mainly natives of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The general belief in the U.S. about this community is the “model minority” myth — that it achieves a higher degree of success than others. Unfortunately, this is not universally true. Access to quality health care and financial stability is not easy for many in this community.
Moderated by Rick Badie
Too often, health and wellness issues fall below the radar as they relate to metro Atlanta’s burgeoning South Asian communities. One of today’s writers advocates for the creation of holistic health programs that can combat illnesses as well as treatment costs. Elsewhere, an official with the Rainbow PUSH Coalition previews a local economic summit to feature U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.
South Asian health dialogue needed
By Nazeera Dawood