Report Finds Health Issues for Santa Clara Vietnamese
On Monday, the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health released a report showing that the rates of cancer, heart disease and tuberculosis are higher among the county's Vietnamese residents than other ethnic and racial groups. County officials cited several reasons for the disparity, including a lack of employer-sponsored health insurance, low English language skills and challenges navigating the health care system. Van Lan Truong -- chair of the National Congress of Vietnamese Americans and a member of the advisory board for the survey -- said the report should help guide policy and funding decisions for programs designed for the Vietnamese community.
- "Vietnamese Residents of Santa Clara County Suffer Health Gap" (de SÃ¡, San Jose Mercury News, 12/11).