Begin to address the Regional State of Health Emergency in the US-affiliated Pacific Islands due to an epidemic in non-communicable diseases in women and their families.
Department of Health and Human Services
Support the capacity of the Guam Office of Minority Health (GOMH) to develop training materials and curricula on the enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (CLAS Standards) to enable GOMH to conduct related cultural competency training sessions for the government of Guam employees in 2014.
Improve the collection, reporting, and disaggregation of data on the AANHPI population to reflect the HHS standards for data collection, analysis, and reporting of racial and ethnic data.
Develop and evaluate hepatitis B, ensure that hospitals and birthing centers administer a birth dose of hep B vaccine, assess best practices for care coordination, demonstrate safety and efficacy of antiviral therapy and vaccination as a means of prevention.
Promote outreach and efforts to increase AANHPI workforce and leadership in public health.
Collaborate with AANHPI organizations on outreach and education on the Affordable Care Act by providing technical assistance (TA) and conduct trainings for the AANHPI community-based organizations and health care professionals to enhance outreach and education on the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Reduce the morbidity and mortality of hepatitis B and improve testing, care, and treatment to prevent liver disease and cancer.
Increase awareness of and access to HHS and other federal agencies' funding opportunities to the USAPI by identifying and develop a compilation of Federal grant programs available to the six USAPI jurisdictions, including information on funding history and points of contact.
As part of a national program on prevention education, train AANHPIs to become ambassadors in their communities using the "train the trainer" model for prevention education.
Improve coordination of obesity prevention efforts of the Hawaii Department of Health targeting the Native Hawaiian population through an inter-sectoral approach by amending the Request for Proposals process to include collaboration between smaller community-based organizations and the state health department. Complete health impact assessments (HIAs) for all identified medically underserved areas (MUAs) in the State ...more »
Increase the capacity to collect more reliable health data and conduct research for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) to better describe and understand the needs of the population, consistent with the Affordable Care Act's Section 4302 provision: Understanding Health Disparities: Data Collection and Analysis.
Decrease the disease burden of HBV infection among AANHPI and improve hepatitis B screening.