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Identifying Vulnerable Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in California Under Health Care Reform

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In 2013, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) did a study on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander small business owners and employees throughout California. We were interested in identifying barriers they faced in getting health insurance, finding out what they knew about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and if they…

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Case Studies to Improve Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Data Collection, Reporting, and Dissemination

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Despite numerous national, state, and local efforts to improve HIV/AIDS surveillance and epidemiology, there continues to be significant gaps in the collection, reporting, and dissemination of HIV/AIDS data related to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) populations. Several states continue to aggregate or “lump” AA and NHPI data into an “other”…

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Demographic and Socioeconomic Profiles of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

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This brief provides an overview of demographic characteristics, socioeconomic status, and health care coverage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders living in the United States. We focus on established social determinants of health, especially as they concern immigrants, such as education, income, nativity and citizenship, language use and proficiency, and health insurance coverage.…

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The Intersection Between HIV/AIDS and Domestic Violence in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Women

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The purpose of this White Paper is to provide a brief introduction to the intersection of HIV/AIDS and domestic violence in the AA and NHPI community through a reproductive justice framework. A reproductive justice analysis of this intersection reveals that traditional HIV interventions fail to account for the societal and structural barriers women face, the…

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Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health Disparities

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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…

Access to Health Coverage for Pacific Islanders in the United States

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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

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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.…

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Proceedings of the 3rd Health Brain Trust on Data & Research: Utilize Data from Local Evaluations

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The collective experience and wisdom of all participants resulted in highly informative presentations and insightful discussions. Many actionable recommendations were made during speaker panel discussions and small group breakout sessions. The participants also pointed out that these recommendations are important at both local and national levels. Without change happening at the local level via grassroots…