Diabetes Awareness (Hawaiian)

Fact Sheet

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is a long-lasting health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. Learn more about the statistics for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, risk factors, signs & symptoms, prevention, and resources! Read the English version here.


Breast Cancer (Hawaiian)


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer can occur regardless of gender – learn about symptoms, risk factors, and how you can screen and prevent breast cancer! Read the English version here!


Liver Cancer (Hawaiian)

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Office of Minority Health, chronic liver disease was the sixth leading cause of death for AAPIs between the ages of 25-44. Learn more about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors and how you can protect yourself and your family from liver cancer. Read the English version…


Kidney Disease (Hawaiian)

Fact Sheet, FAQ, Infographics

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition characterized by gradual loss of kidney function over time.  CKD is common in people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and obesity. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, about 37 million US adults are estimated to have CKD, and most don’t know it. According to the National Kidney Foundation:…


Clinical Trial Diversity Factsheet

Fact Sheet

The demographic diversity of the U.S. is constantly rising, however, minorities including Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) are lacking. We are unable to achieve health equity without the knowledge that comes with having minorities involved in the clinical trial process. Diversity in these trials will enable the scientific community to provide more accurate information…



For more information or other ways that you can get involved visit us at www.apiahf.org. We are the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and we advocate for greater recognition, inclusion and engagement of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Appearing in the video are Suhaila Khan, M.D., Christie Jiang, and Patricia Finau.…

NHPI Health Brain Trust on Data & Research: A Call to Action – More Data Collection and Reporting on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health to Eliminate Health Disparities


This document summarizes the recommendations from the very first national convening of the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health Brain Trust on Data & Research held in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 14-16, 2009. There is an urgent need for more baseline data and evidence-based research on the health and healthcare issues of the NHPI population.…


Native Hawaiians in the United States

Health Brief

According to Census 2000, there were 140,652 people in the United States who indicated they were Native Hawaiian (one race alone), but 401,162 people who are Native Hawaiians alone or in combination with other races (US Census Bureau, 2000).