Health Care Reform and Pacific Islanders: Increasing Access and Quality


This webinar focused on expanded access to coverage, health disparities, and funding opportunities for community-based organizations under health care reform. APIAHF Policy Analyst Paulo Pontemayor discussed the health insurance exchanges and health care provisions that will help reduce health disparities among Pacific Islanders. Don Novo, Medicaid Program Branch Manager, and Tom Schenck, Region IX Pacific…


Pacific Islanders and Health Care Reform: Access and Coverage


This webinar focused on access and coverage issues. Dr. Garth Graham, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Minority Health, provided welcome remarks. Herb Schultz, Director of the Region IX office, opened the webinar with an overview of the Department of Health and Human Services, the role of the Region IX office, and key benefits…



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.…


Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health Disparities


Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health Disparities provides an overview of NHPI health in the United States on a wide range of health issues. Limited by the available data, most of the statistics presented in this report represent the aggregated NHPIs as a whole, although we used disaggregated statistics for distinct ethnic groups to the…

Health Care Reform’s Impact on the Pacific Islander Communities

Health Brief

The enactment of health care reform legislation will advance access to affordable, quality care for Pacific Islander communities. These advancements lay the groundwork for good health, but future efforts must further these improvements to ensure true, effective reform for low- income, minority populations like ours.

Access to Health Coverage for Pacific Islanders in the United States


This document profiles the diverse population of Pacific islanders that reside in the United states and their eligibility for various health programs offered at the federal, state, and local levels. Due to eligibility restrictions, some Pacific islander groups residing in the United states experience challenges in accessing the health care they need.

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.…