Health equity means that every individual has fair opportunity to attain optimal health and well-being. To achieve health equity, primary prevention and effective health programming must be supported. This requires appropriate data and research to inform how resources are allocated. In addition, the underlying socio-economic factors that drive health care disparities must be addressed.
Disaggregated Data on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities. Disaggregated data would reveal major disparities in the health status and access to health care for certain AA and NHPI subgroups. Enriching data to provide information particular to each group provides national and state policymakers and local leaders with the ability to set priorities with insight and allocate resources to address racial and ethnic disparities in each community.
Support Community-Based Participatory Research. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) provides a foundation for communities to have an equitable say in how research is conducted.
Identify, Examine and Revise Social and Economic Policies that Negatively Impact AA and NHPI Communities. Research and evaluation of strategies that address the intersection of health and other social and economic factors must be included in the development of model programs.
Direct Resources Toward the Elimination of Health Disparities. When data show that community specific disparities exist, evidence-based health programming must be supported and implemented at the national level.