The Brown Paper: First Edition
The Brown Paper was a groundbreaking compendium and review of health research and literature on South Asians in the US. Based on research and analyses of each topic, the authors made recommendations for policymakers, health care providers, and community outreach workers.
The first edition of The Brown Paper was published in October 2002 and was comprised of 13 Chapters related to South Asian Health. SAPHA’s Research Committee invited experts in the field to write chapters on select topics about the health of the South Asian communities in the US. This was an entirely volunteer effort led by public health professionals, students, and members of the SAPHA’s Research Committee.
Researchers, health care providers, and community advocates across the country were recruited for their expertise and contributions in the field of South Asian public health.
The Brown Paper
aims to summarize existing evidence and promote best practices, as well as guide priority setting and resource allocation for future prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education, research, and policy development to reduce disparities and enhance South Asian communities in the US.