After coordinating the 2011 Hawaii Diabetes Symposium, Diabetes in Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders: A Call to Action, participating partners joined together to form the AANHPI Diabetes Coalition and address the diabetes disparities that affect AANHPI populations and communities, as well as millions of Americans. Read the AANHPI Diabetes Coalition Mission Statement.
The intention was to take the findings and recommendations from the Hawaii Symposium to a national level. On May 18th in Arlington, Virginia, NCAPIP and AANHPI Diabetes Coalition partners reconvened along with federal leaders in public health. New data on diabetes and associated diseases and conditions were shared, and a plan of action was formed. The action plan was based on three items: Clinical management guidelines, definitive population data to guide future management, and community tailored interventions. Each of these three items has, in turn, three underlying strategic actions, leading to the plan being called the "3x3 Diabetes Action Steps".
AANHPI Diabetes Coalition Member Resources:
- Pathophysiologic Differences Among Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders and Treatment Implications
- Understanding and Addressing Unique Needs of Diabetes in Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
- Type 2 Diabetes: An Epidemic Requiring Global Attention and Urgent Action
- Elevated Rates of Diabetes in Pacific Islanders and Asian Subgroups
Coming Soon: NHPI-Specific Recommendations