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The Brown Paper: First Edition

The Brown Paper is a groundbreaking compendium and review of health research and literature on South Asians in the United States. Based on research and analyses of each topic, the authors make recommendations for policy makers, health care providers, and community outreach workers.

The SAPHA Board’s Research Committee invites experts in the field to write chapters on selected topics about the health of the South Asian communities in the United States.

The first edition of The Brown Paper, published in October 2002, comprised 13 Chapters related to South Asian Health and was an entirely volunteer effort led by public health students and professionals.

Researchers, health care providers and community advocates throughout the country were recruited for their expertise and contributions in the field of South Asian public health.

SAPHA is currently embarking on publishing the second edition of The Brown Paper.

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 the South Asian Communities in the USA.

Chapter: Cancer
From October 8th , 2002
Chapter: Cardiovascular Disease
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Chapter: Diabetes
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Chapter: Elderly Care
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Chapter: HIV/AIDS
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Chapter: Intimate Partner Violence
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Chapter: Nutrition
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Chapter: Women’s Health
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Chapter: Youth Health
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