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The Health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Patients Served at Health Centers: An Analysis of the 2020 Uniform Data System

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Diabetes, Research and Data, Health Equity, Population Health, Policy and Advocacy.

Keywords: Access to Care, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs), Chronic Diseases and Care, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), Non-Clinical Services, Patient Demographics, Research, Uniform Data System (UDS).

Year Developed: 2022

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This report examines current patient demographics and utilization of health services at health centers serving Asian Americans (AAs) and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NH/PIs), and highlights the differences between these centers and the national average of all health centers in the United States.

Resource Details: The analyses presented throughout this report are intended to improve understanding of AA and NH/PI patients served by health centers nationwide by: 1. Presenting an overview of patient demographics, health utilization, and patient health outcomes at AANHPI- and NHPI-serving health centers; 2. Highlighting key differences between AANHPI- and NHPI-serving health centers and other community health centers across the nation based on the 2020 Uniform Data System and; 3. Discussing the implications of key trends, findings, and opportunities to increase access to care and improve health outcomes at AANHPI- and NHPI-serving health centers.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit