Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Addressing Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Data Deficiencies Through a Community-Based Collaborative Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kamaka, M. L., Watkins-Victorino, L., Lee, A.,Freitas, S. M., Ramsey, K. W., Quint, J., Ku, T., Nishizaki, K., Kaholokula, J. K.

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Data Collection and Analysis
Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This article documents the efforts of the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander COVID-19 Response, Recovery, and Resilience Team, a partnership of academic, government, and community organizations. Their goal was to analyze the utilization, public reporting, and quality of race and ethnicity health data to inform policy changes and promote equity. Through this partnership, the group created solutions for issues such as aggregation of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in health data, how data is reported through the health department, and discussions with testing labs and health institutions to create more standardized race and ethnicity data.

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Outcomes of Interest

Improve Data Infrastructure

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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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