Pacific Islander Health

The Importance of NHPI Inclusion

Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) face severe health disparities, especially concerning disproportionate cancer rates.

Historical traumas, like colonization and annexation, have left lasting health and societal impacts, including poverty and limited access to healthcare.

Pacific Islanders also grapple with health effects of nuclear bomb testing in their territories, affecting their trust in Western medicine.

NHPI are largely underrepresented in clinical research and the medical workforce, limiting understanding and tailored treatments.

A major push for health equity, increased representation, and tailored research is crucial to address NHPI health challenges.