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Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPIs)


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Resources on this population include national survey reports, agency and federal initiatives, related behavioral health resources, and in-language resources.

SAMHSA Data, Reports, and Issue Briefs

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Resources

Visit behavioral health equity resources for select SAMHSA in-language resources and quality practice and workforce development for select SAMHSA OBHE webinars and blog posts.

Federal Initiatives and Resources

  • Healthy Mind Initiative Addresses Mental Health of Asian American and Pacific Islander Youth is a guest blog post featured in the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Insights Blog describing the Healthy Mind Initiative (HMI), a federal and non-federal collaborative aimed to improve mental health literacy in AA and NHPI communities and address the mental health stigma and cultural barriers to seeking mental health treatment faced by AAPI youth and communities. SAMHSA is a key partner to HMI, which is led by the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Asian Pacific American Officers Committee (APAOC).
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)’s Chartbook on Healthcare for Asians and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders. This chartbook, developed in collaboration with SAMHSA’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity, includes selected demographics, and a summary of trends and figures across measures of healthcare access and quality for Asians and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders from the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). It is part of a series related to the QDR, which AHRQ produces each year.
  • Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) National Health Interview Survey (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is a national survey of about 3,000 households containing one or more NHPI residents conducted by the CDC in 2014. The NHPI NHIS was an unprecedented opportunity to collect rich and accurate information from a large NHPI sample about the health of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in all 50 states.

External Resources

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Last Updated: 04/06/2023