The Health Equity through Enhanced Data (HEED) project is funded by the Office of Minority Health National Umbrella Cooperative Agreement (NUCA). The HEED project seeks to address the paucity of national health data for Asian Americans (AAs) and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs). While some efforts have been made in reporting national health data disaggregated by AA and NHPI ethnicities by federal agencies such as the National Center for Health Statistics, the outdated and incorrect Asian & Pacific Islander (API) category is still used widely, and data disaggregated by AA and/or NHPI ethnicities are even scarcer. Little is known about the extent to which state and local health data are collected on AA and/or NHPI health or the quality of those data.
In an effort to help improve data on AA and NHPI health, the HEED project seeks to find and evaluate state and local data, identify best practices worth replicating, and disseminate the information thus created to government agencies, academic researchers, community organizations, and other stakeholders.
APIAHF’s goals for this initiative include:
Conducting an analytic study to review and evaluate state and local data sources in 5 states (AZ, GA, NY, OH and TX) appropriate for promoting health equity for Asian Americans.
Working with local CBO partners to support their own data development and presentation skills and products, to document AA and NHPI populations in their states, to reveal health disparities, and to find solutions to eliminate these disparities
To learn more about our HEED Partners, please visit their websites at:
Asian American Health Coalition - HOPE Clinic
Asian Pacific Community in Action
Asian Services in Action, Inc.
Center for Pan Asian Community Services
Coalition of Asian American Children and Families