California Health Brief

Health Brief

There are more than 5 million Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPI) in California, equal to about 14% of the state’s population. The AA and NHPI population in California is projected to grow to 18% in 2025.

HIV/AIDS Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders


With the HIV/AIDS epidemic continuing to grow globally, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPIs) are just as susceptible to HIV infection as any other racial or ethnic group. Even though HIV/AIDS rates among AA and NHPIs are low in comparison to other racial or ethnic groups identified as high risk populations,…


Proceedings of the 2nd Health Brain Trust on Data and Research: Strengthening the Involvement of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Community-Based Participatory Research


Data and research are important tools in helping assure access to quality primary and preventive services, especially for communities of color and indigenous peoples. A critical need exists for more data and research on the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. The heterogeneity in languages and cultures, differing cultural beliefs and approaches…