“This project represents a significant milestone in our implementation of the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities by enhancing the availability and quality of data collected and reported on racial and ethnic minority populations. This unprecedented survey, which further advances the goals of data collection as called for by the Affordable Care Act, will shed important light on the health status of the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander population.”
–Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health
What is the Native Hawaiian and Pacific (NHPI) Islander National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)?
The NHIS is the Nation’s largest in-person household health survey. It is conducted annually by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), which is part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Census Bureau.
The survey will include approximately 4,000 NHPI households. The Census Bureau will contact you if you are selected for participation.
Why is the NHPI NHIS important to you, your family, and your community?
The NHPI NHIS is an unprecedented opportunity to collect rich and accurate information about the health of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in all 50 states. With the information collected, it will be possible for policymakers, community leaders, researchers and health professionals to understand NHPI health problems, strengths, and needs and to plan policies and programs to improve NHPI health and well-being.