COVID-19 has not only devastated communities, it has illuminated the inequities in our health care system. For Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) — who are seeing rates of infection up to five times that of white people in L.A. County — a lack of disaggregated race and ethnicity data has made them invisible. So how does a group which has often been masked by a lack of meaningful data become unhidden?
Join us as we launch the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) COVID-19 Data Policy Lab at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, led by Director Ninez Ponce and featuring Richard Calvin Chang, Corina Penaia, Karla Thomas, Vananh Tran, John Greer, and Nicholas Pierson.
The team will address striking gaps within data and research for NHPIs including the need to increase states reporting disaggregated NHPI COVID-19 cases — which only 30% of states are doing — and calling attention to NHPIs experiencing the highest COVID-19 rates throughout the country including California, Arkansas, Washington, Hawaii, and Utah. Presenters will debut a dashboard that highlights the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on this community.
This webinar is co-sponsored by the National Pacific Islander COVID-19 Response Team and the SoCal Pacific Islander COVID-19 Response Team.