Service providers fear Hawaii’s vaccination effort is failing to reach Pacific Islander communities that have been hit hardest by the coronavirus.
Disproporsyonado na nagkakasakit ang mga Pilipino dulot ng bayrus at humantong ito sa malawakang pagkawala ng hanapbuhay.
The virus has sickened Filipinos disproportionately and led to widespread job losses.
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.
Ei ekkesiwin a pwonueta pwokiten ewe annuk a sain fan ewe Dec. 27 seni President Donald Trump a eniwinisefani ewe aninnis seni mwuun merika ren Medicaid ngeni aramasen ekkewe fonu ra eriri fengen fan ewe Compact of Free Association.
Oktak in ej itok jen bill eo ekkar weppen ilo Dec. 27 raan jen President eo mokta Donald Trump bwe en roltok federal Medicaid funding nan armej iumin Compact of Free Association.
Hundreds of people from Pacific islands and territories have been stranded abroad for months after their homelands closed borders early in the pandemic.
The change could help an estimated 25,000 people in Hawaii.
The state Department of Health posted COVID-19 hospitalization data by race on its website Monday for the first time since the pandemic began.
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.