This policy brief from the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum provides a series of policy recommendations to address health inequities through legislation, regulatory changes, or policy guidance at both the state and federal level.
To address health inequities and discrimination, health care and public health systems need to change how they collect, analyze, and report data.
The five broad categories in which data is currently and primarily collected – Black, White, American Indian/Alaska Native, Latinx, and Asian American/ Pacific Islander – both ignore entire populations and thus perpetuate systemic injustices. They also treat as monolithic the other demographic characteristics that can be more fully understood by further disaggregation such as by socioeconomic level, age, and geography. Read More >>