The Austin Area Asian American Health (4A+ Health) team has been selected to participate in the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The 4A+ Health team will work on an applied health leadership project to reduce bullying and improve education and access to mental/behavioral health resources and public health outcomes. According to data gathered by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Asian Americans reported the highest rate of bullying in classrooms and on school grounds, nearly 20% and 10% higher than any other racial or ethnic group, respectively.
The team plans to collaborate with community members, families, schools and businesses to raise awareness, promote resources and reduce bullying in our rapidly growing Asian American population. 4A+Health is one of 29 teams in the nation and one of two in Texas selected for the fellowship.