Indigenous burial traditions were already threatened by economic pressures and changing cultures. Then the pandemic struck.
Other states like Oregon have done more to include Pacific Islander community leaders in the pandemic emergency response and provide them with resources.
Leaders across many Pacific Islander communities have been working to prevent COVID-19 infections from increasing.
Nonprofits are pivoting to help residents in a community facing the worst outbreak of COVID-19 of any zip code in the state, along with high rates of unemployment.
City officials say they are trying to get testing sites up and running quickly, and plan to keep improving outreach efforts.
The Department of Health wants to respond to coronavirus patients who need support within hours, not days.
Filipinos in Hawaii have the next-highest death rate, composing 24% of deaths but only 16% of the population.
A new article published by the East-West Center outlines how the state can effectively stem the rapidly growing coronavirus cases in the Pacific Islander community.
Pacific Islanders — not including Native Hawaiians — make up 30% of Hawaii’s coronavirus cases but only 4% of the population.
New data on race shows that Native Hawaiians — previously lumped in with other Pacific Islanders — aren’t currently experiencing higher rates of COVID-19.