Pacific Islander


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Pacific Islander

n.
1. A member of one of the indigenous peoples of Polynesia, Micronesia, or Melanesia.
2. A person of Polynesian, Micronesian, or Melanesian ancestry. See Usage Note at Asian.
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This report is critically important to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community to show that, while we still must continue to take every possible action to reduce poverty, violence, and health disparities, and improve language access services, the AAPI population has grown into a true economic driver in our community, Chang Lawson said.
Literally everyone in this story is Asian & Pacific Islander, from heroes to villains," tweeted Jeff Yang, who has written on whitewashing in Hollywood.
Objective: To compare alcohol, tobacco, and illicit or nonmedical drug use behaviors and self-reported consequences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAP1) students to cross-ethnic peers.
A free, interactive search and visualization tool for data on the 50-plus Asian American and Pacific Islander population is now available courtesy of the AARP Public Policy Institute.
APHA's Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health has a chance to recognize people dedicated to boosting health equity, thanks to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
3rd annual event to be held this fall Asian and Pacific Islander Family Night (2015 and 2016)
Since its inception in 1987, APAHE has developed programs and addressed issues impacting Asian Pacific Islander Americans.
Declines ranged from 60% for non-Hispanic white teens to 72% for Asian or Pacific Islander teens.
About 20 different Pacific Islander ethnicities live in the United States, from three distinct regions in the Pacific--Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia--encompassing islands as varied as Samoa, Fiji, Guam, New Zealand and the Caroline Islands.
Three editors who are professors of Higher Education or Student Affairs have created this anthology on issues in higher education for Asian and Pacific Islander students and teachers.
Recently I had the honor and pleasure of serving on the board of NQAPIA, a federation of LGBTQ Asian-American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander organizations.
The 1990 census identified 30 Asian and 21 Pacific Islander ethnic groups.

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