The South Asian Total Health Initiative. The South Asian Total Health Initiative (SATHI) is a comprehensive, multifaceted initiative to improve the delivery of culturally competent healthcare and information about total health for the South Asian community. SATHI collects research-based data on factors that influence healthcare decisions affecting people of South Asian origin, including family dynamics, patients’ health beliefs and socioeconomic concerns. In addition to research, SATHI seeks to educate, engage and empower the South Asian community to promote wellness and improve health outcomes. It is a program of Rutgers University – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Pediatrics.