In accordance with the Presidential Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) developed a set of resource guides to provide guidance on best practices to advance cultural competency, language access, and sensitivity toward Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NH/PI) communities in the context of the Federal COVID-19 response.
The guides were developed based on input and information gathered through a Request for Information, a literature review and environmental scan, and engagement with community subject matter experts. OMH also held a listening session with leaders from AA and NH/PI organizations to gather insights on best practices for advancing cultural competency, language access, and sensitivity toward AA and NH/PI communities in the context of the federal COVID-19 response.
The set includes an introductory document and the following guides:
The Language Access Resource Guide provides guidance on best practices, strategies, and actions to meet the specific language needs and preferences of AA and NH/PI communities in COVID-19 response activities.
The Community Engagement Resource Guide provides guidance on best practices, strategies, and actions to develop and sustain partnerships with AA and NH/PI community members, community-based organizations, and coalitions to ensure a diversity of voices and perspectives inform and contribute to the creation and implementation of COVID-19 response activities.
The Data Disaggregation Resource Guide provides guidance on best practices, strategies, and actions to improve the collection, use, and reporting of disaggregated data on AA and NH/PI populations related to COVID-19.