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EPIC | Addressing NHPI Health Inequity & Needs

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated existing health inequities among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs). NHPIs in California are disproportionately impacted, having the highest case and death rates compared to any other racial and ethnic groups. Hosted by League of CA Cities API Caucus, this session was held in partnership with Empowering Pacific Islander Communities.

Click this link or watch the video below to learn more about who makes up the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities and the critical issues NHPIs face, including COVID-19 cases and vaccination rates. Community leaders on the call shared pandemic data, its impacts, and made recommendations on resources and policies to address NHPI needs.