About Pacific Research & Discourse

The Pacific Research & Discourse Faculty

There are over 1.2 million people in the United States that identify as Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders.
-2010 Census Report

The Pacific Research and Discourse project features evidence based research and interventions on Pacific Peoples and communities in the United States, Pacific US Territories and Freely Associated States, as well as independent Pacific Island countries. Research is primarily led by Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) scientists and includes secondary data analyses of administrative, surveillance and survey data, as well as primary data collection. Research findings are translated and disseminated to the community in collaboration with community stakeholders.

There are over 1.2 million people in the United States that identify as Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders. (2010 Census Report) Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) represent the second fastest growing minority population in the United States. (Census Bureau Presentation)

Research often combines data on Asians and Pacific Islanders, thereby masking the underlying issunes facing NHPIs. In line with the Office of Management and Budget's mandate for the disaggregation of Asian and Pacific Islander data, Pacific Research & Discourse focuses on evidence-based information and educational/training opportunities for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. (OMB's Mandate)

What ethnic groups and geographical areas are represented?

map of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (NHPI)
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