Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders (AA&NHOPI) in the United States

In an effort to help spread even more awareness of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AA&NHOPI) health issues during National Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, AAPCHO released an updated AA&NHOPI in the United States fact sheet with population and socioeconomic changes taken from the 2006-2008 American Community Survey. This new data shows the increasing diversity of the AA&NHOPI population and the need for culturally and linguistically appropriate primary heath care services for these groups.

Some updates include:

  • AA&NHOPI population changes since the 2000 Census – an increase of 27.9% from 10.6 to 13.2 million
  • Growth rates for the largest AA&NHOPI populations
  • Socioeconomic indicators – poverty and household income, education, and linguistic isolation.