How Can We Understand Health Equity Through Enhanced Data?


BACKGROUND Existing data collection and reporting efforts are inadequate to document, monitor, and identify the health needs of Asian Americans (AAs), Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs). 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…


Health Equity through Enhanced Data (ASIA Inc.)

Fact Sheet

In 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau indicated that Asian Americans (AA) are the fastest-growing racial group in the United Sates and Ohio. From 2011 to 2012, the AA population in Ohio increased 3.1 percent, compared to 2.9 percent in the U.S. While the total population in Cleveland, Ohio is steadily decreasing, AAs were the area’s…


Health Equity through Enhanced Data (Health Through Action Arizona)

Fact Sheet

In the state of Arizona there are limited publicly available data on Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian (AA and NHPI) health risks and challenges. This limitation has a negative impact on community health programs and funding priorities. Without accurate local data, public health interventions rely on anecdotes and nationally collected data for the…

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Amicus Brief in King v. Burwell Supreme Court Case

Health Brief

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) filed an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief in King v. Burwell, a case challenging the Affordable Care Act’s tax credits before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case has potentially significant consequences for millions of Americans, including the 4.5 million currently insured through the federal health…