Himalayan Community Health Resources and Needs Assessment (CHRNA)
This five-page Community Health Resources and Needs Assessment (CHNRA) report informs healthcare providers about the needs of the Himalayan community in New York City. The CHNRA project is a large-scale health needs assessment in diverse, low-income Asian American communities in New York City that uses a community-engaged and community venue-based approach to assess existing health issues, available resources, and best approaches to meet community needs.
It provides demographic information about the Himalayan community in New York City, including years living in the United States, low English language proficiency, education, employment, income, and working hours. It examines their perceived health status, identifying top health concerns and listing statistics on health care access, including health insurance coverage, sources of health information, health care providers, routine physical checkups compared to emergency room visits, and barriers to health care. The report's health profile shares statistics about respondents who are overweight or obese, their access to healthy food, and level of physical activity. It discusses their top health concerns, including oral health, mental health, diabetes, osteoporosis, and risk of cardiovascular diseases, and shares statistics about cancer screening rates, alcohol use, smoking, seasonal flu vaccination, tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, sleep, and social environment.
This report is also available in a Nepali translation. The translation was performed by a CSAAH staff member who is from Nepal, and fluent in Nepali.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.