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date: 29 November 2022

Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanderslocked

Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanderslocked

  • Noreen MokuauNoreen MokuauSchool of Social Work, University of Hawai'I at Manoa

Summary

Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (NHOPI) comprise 0.3% of the total U.S. population, with the largest groups being Native Hawaiians (401,000), Samoans (133,000), and Chamorros or Guamanians (93,000). Core cultural values and traditions have sustained NHOPI as they confront cultural changes and challenges to their health and well-being. Directions for social work require accurate assessments of the problems challenging NHOPI based on information that both disaggregates NHOPI from other populations, and includes NHOPI in the design and delivery of culturally based solutions to resolve problems.

Subjects

  • Populations and Practice Settings
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

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