February 2015

posted 02.26.2015
This Winter 2014−15 issue of Generations addresses the issue of how our nation’s social and health disparities persist despite decades of work by community practitioners to solve them, and how a climate of continuing economic uncertainty is proving challenging to the creation and longevity of…
posted 02.26.2015
By Grace J. Yoo, Elaine Musselman, Yeon-Shim Lee, and Darlene Yee-Melichar In 2012, an estimated 18.9 million Asian Americans lived in the United States (U.S. Census Bureau, 2012). Asian Americans represent individuals with ancestry from more than thirty countries. The top six Asian American…
posted 02.23.2015
By Jeanette Takamura Enacted in 1965 before the Social Security Act amendments established Medicare and Medicaid, the Older Americans Act (OAA) declared a national rights-based commitment to the “inherent dignity” of older Americans. Title I of the OAA calls upon federal, state, and local …
posted 02.20.2015
By Kathryn L. Braun and Cynthia LaCounte Prior to the arrival of Europeans, an estimated 5 million to 10 million individuals inhabited the land that now comprises the United States. They were organized in hundreds of communities, each with their own languages, cultures, economies, social…
posted 02.17.2015
The rise in the number of Americans from ethnic minority backgrounds has been accompanied by an increased interest in disparities that characterize the health status and healthcare needs of the U.S. population. Much of the literature has focused on African Americans’ health disadvantages, which…
posted 02.17.2015
By Steven P. Wallace Attention to the challenges faced by older adults of color in the United States was first highlighted by a report in 1964 from the National Urban League, Double Jeopardy: The Older Negro in America Today (National Urban League, 1964). At the time, it was groundbreaking just…