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Introduction

NHPI Survey

Last year, as part of a partnership with the HHS Office of Minority Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the first large-scale federal survey with detailed information on the health of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders in the United States.  Find out more here.

 

During Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, OMH joins the national celebration of the achievements and contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. AAPI Heritage Month originated with Congress in 1977, and the month of May was chosen to honor the immigration of the first Japanese to the U.S. in May of 1843 and to mark the completion of the transcontinental railroad – the majority of those who worked on the railroad were Chinese. During the observance this May, OMH honors the rich culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders and raises awareness of health disparities, particularly hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and diabetes. OMH also provides a platform for national, state and local health organizations to discuss challenges and opportunities for the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities as it relates to decreasing health disparities and improving health outcomes.

Visit this web page during Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month for updates on downloadable materials and events.

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Resources and Materials

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Health Disparities

The links below provide information about disparities among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
See statistics on health disparities:

Projects and Partnerships

Office of Minority Health programs and partnerships to improve the health of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians include:

Resources and Publications

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