Research: PIHS Preliminary Report
The Pacific Islander Health Study developed a scientific protocol to facilitate data collection among numerically small and hard to reach Pacific Islander populations. By comparing these data to national and state level health survey data on Americans generally, we have begun to paint a picture of the health disparities facing Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.
In “Mortality Patterns of Native Hawaiians Across Their Lifespan: 1990-2000,” Dr. Panapasa and colleagues examined mortality patterns across the lifespan of Native Hawaiians and compared mortality disparities across races.
Resources: NHPI NHIS
The Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey…
“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have launched a new project aimed at improving health data collection for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. The information will be collected through the National Health Interview Survey, which is conducted by CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.” – CDC Press Release
Conference: 2012 Conference Program
The Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health Disparity & Health Equity Conference brought together NHPI leaders, community stakeholders, advocates, policy makers, philanthropic leaders, researchers, and students from across the continent, Hawai’i, the US Associated Pacific Islands and other Pacific Island Nations to present and examine new and innovative concepts, methods, and research findings on health disparities that impact the NHPI community. The Conference Program and key findings from the Pacific Islander Health Study are available.