Monday, January 26, 2015

Asian Pacific Islander Data Could Be Broken Down to Specifics

California’s Legislative Asian-Pacific Islander, Black and Latino Caucuses are joining to support legislation calling on public health and higher education agencies to collect data about specific Asian Pacific Islander communities, instead of lumping diverse communities into an “Asian-Pacific Islander” group. They say “disaggregating” data about distinct communities could help tailor health care and education programs to meet the specific needs of California’s 42 different Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento.