Data on Native Hawaiian and
Pacific Islander Communities
AA & NH/PI COVID-19 Needs Assessment Project
This project is part of a larger multi-racial research study that is supported by the National Urban League, a historic civil rights and advocacy organization with 90 affiliates in 300 communities across the country. The full COVID-19 Communities of Color Needs Assessment Phase 1 report, inclusive of this study, will be available on the National Urban League's website very soon. The Needs Assessment Phase 1 was funded by The W. K. Kellogg Foundation, JPB Foundation, Ford Foundation, The California Endowment, Weingart Foundation, and The California Wellness Foundation.
COVID-19 in Hawaiʻi: Addressing Health Equity in Diverse Populations
This report represents a collaborative effort between the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health and a diverse group of academic and community partners. As the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic grew over time, it became clear that public health authorities could not adequately address the threats posed by this disease alone. Partnerships with the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander COVID-19 Response, Recovery, and Resilience Team and other community-based organizations serving the Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Filipino communities as well as the input from the Office of Public Health Studies and Department of Native Hawaiian Health at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa were instrumental to mounting an effective response. Their perspectives are included through the voices of the authors and contributors to this report who represent these organizations as well as through feedback provided by reviewers.
The Health Atlas includes prevalence estimates of numerous health indicators in AA NH&PI in national, state and local datasets - with data presented to the smallest disaggregated group possible. This provides important data on access and other underlying conditions (e.g., diabetes, obesity) that place our communities at increased risk of adverse COVID-19 sequelae. Contributors are Sheri Daniels (Papa Ola Lokahi), APIAHF, Dr. Nia Aitaoto (PI-CoPCE), and many others. This was developed from the last four years of efforts
AAPI COVID Needs Assessment Project
A project led by researchers of color, centering communities of color, championed by Congressional members of color including the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and advocated and administered by National Urban League, a national civil rights organization that serves communities of color.
In partnership with Pacific Islander Community Association (PICA-WA), Pacific Islander Center of Primary Care Excellence (PI-CoPCE) conducts survey that reveals a high percentage of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) are hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.