Addressing the AAPI COVID-19 Health Effects in Pima County
Howard J. Eng
Methods: This was a cross-sectional study (program evaluation). The number of vaccines given at the clinics were recorded. For social health classes and mental health panel presentations, evaluation forms collected information on knowledge gain, usefulness of knowledge gain, and impact.
Results: Sixty-five individuals got vaccinated. Most of the 19 social health class attendees gained new knowledge. Seventy-two percent planned to expand their social network. Most of the nine who attended the mental health panel presentations gained new useful knowledge, were better able to cope with the mental health effects associated with COVID-19, and planned to practice the coping exercises learned.
Conclusion: Ninety-three individuals had benefitted from the three TWT activities offered. Outreaching to AAPI populations and the changing COVID -19 needs required innovative health education and promotion approaches.