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Providing recommendations to improve research on the health and well-being of Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

APA encourages NIH to devote more resources to studying the health and well-being of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations.

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American Psychological Association. (2022, April 26). Providing recommendations to improve research on the health and well-being of Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. https://www.apaservices.org/advocacy/news/health-asians-hawaiians-pacific-islanders

Health and wellness coordinator meeting with an Asian Pacific American woman

APA submitted comments (PDF, 234KB) in response to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) request for information: Seeking Stakeholder Actionable Input to Improve Research on Health and Well-being for Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. The association emphasized its support for focused calls and adequate resources for research that will generate the science necessary to impact the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities, eliminate disparities, and promote health equity in these populations.

APA encouraged NIH to:

  • Increase support for disaggregated data of AANHPI subgroups' language and cultural barriers and access to health care efforts to understand their health disparities—and the biological and social determinants that drive them.
  • Provide training resources for those interested in conducting this research.
  • Assemble a critical group of AANHPI leaders to provide input to the policy process.

APA stressed that ending structural racism impacting AANHPI populations’ health will require NIH to provide specific attention to these groups.

For more information, contact Angela L. Sharpe.