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Unequal Lives: Hidden Health Crisis Revealed in Disaggregated Data

Imagine a doctor treating you based on stereotypes, not your unique needs. This is the reality for many Asian Americans, lumped into a single category that masks their diverse experiences. Aggregated data on health, income, and social determinants presents a misleading view of Asian American communities, perpetuating the damaging model minority myth. Asian Americans are perceived as healthy, affluent, and academically successful.