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Resources by Topic: Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Evaluating Disparities in Traffic Fatalities by Race, Ethnicity, and Income
Describes disparities in traffic safety among different race-ethnicity groups and income rates, based on fatal police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes from 2014-2018 on public roadways. Explores the effect of risky behaviors on fatalities including alcohol use, restraint use, handheld electronic device use, and speeding. Features statistics including distribution of traffic fatalities by race-ethnicity in 2018, with breakdowns by urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Donna Glassbrenner, Gabrielle Herbert, Leah Reish, Caitlin Webb, Tonja Lindsey
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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A Health Equity Framework for Pacific Islanders (PI)
Infographic describing health disparities, social determinants of health, and community-based strategies to address health inequity among Pacific Islanders. Discusses health workforce and healthcare access issues, as well as the need for chronic disease prevention and public health collaboration.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
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A Health Equity Framework for Native Hawaiians (NH)
Infographic highlighting barriers to health equity and community-based intervention strategies to support Native Hawaiians. Describes health disparities, social determinants of health, and and the importance of trauma-informed mental health programs.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
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Population Characteristics Release Updates: Explore the Estimates, County Population by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin
Visualization that provides detailed information on each county's age and sex structure and population by race and ethnicity, as well as total county population and median age.
Additional links: A State's Median Age Does Not Tell The Whole Story: New Census Bureau Visualization Shows Broad Variations in Age Structure By State and County
Date: 07/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage, by Race and Ethnicity — National Immunization Survey Adult COVID Module, United States, December 2020–November 2021
Examines disparities in COVID-19 vaccination coverage by race and ethnicity among U.S. adults during December 2020–November 2021. Includes data by race/ethnicity for those living in metropolitan and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Jennifer L. Kriss, Mei-Chuan Hung, Anup Srivastav, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(23), 757-763
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The Racial and Ethnic Diversity of the Family Physician Workforce in Non-Metropolitan and Metropolitan Counties
Policy brief exploring distribution of family physicians (FPs) in rural areas by race/ethnicity and whether rural minority physicians were more likely to work in underserved rural areas. Features statistics on characteristics of early career FPs practicing outpatient care from 2017-2019, with breakdowns by metropolitan, micropolitan, and non-core non-metropolitan location, and race of FPs practicing in persistent poverty or primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas, by stage in career.
Author(s): Lars E. Peterson, Zachary J. Morgan
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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Racial/Ethnic Differences in Adverse and Positive Childhood Experiences Across Rural Communities: Results from the National Survey of Children's Health
Policy brief examining racial/ethnic differences in adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and positive childhood experiences (PCEs) exposure across rural communities. Features statistics on proportion of ACEs among rural children ages 6-17 by count, and ACEs and PCEs among rural children stratified by race/ethnicity
Author(s): Elizabeth Crouch, Sylvia Shi, Katherine Kelly, et al.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Racial and Ethnic Differences in Rural-Urban Trends in 5-Year Survival of Patients With Lung, Prostate, Breast, and Colorectal Cancers: 1975-2011 Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)
Results of a cross-sectional study of 3,659,417 cancer patients, using an epidemiological assessment of 1975-2011 data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Features demographics and statistics with breakdowns by type of cancer, race or ethnicity, and urban or rural location.
Author(s): Marquita W. Lewis-Thames, Marvin E. Langston, Saira Khan, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(5)
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Building a Culturally Aware Native Hawaiian Health Professions Workforce
Highlights the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program's efforts to build the Native Hawaiian health workforce. Describes the development of the program and changes to make the program more culturally aware and to integrate Native Hawaiian values into workforce training and professional development.
Author(s): Donna-Marie Palakiko, Kai'olu DeFries, Kilohana Haitsuka, Lisa L. Ka'anoi
Citation: Hawaii Journal of Health and Social Welfare, 81(4), Supplement 2, 15-19
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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Hawaii 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment
Reports on Hawaii's triennial community health needs assessment. Addresses access to healthcare, transportation challenges, healthy food access, cultural competency, social determinants of health, current health status, and more. Discusses impact of COVID-19 on the community. Includes discussions of rural-specific challenges and perspectives from Native Hawaiians.
Additional links: Addendum to the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment: Additional Tracking of Secondary Data
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Healthcare Association of Hawaii
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