1. Regional sampling and oversampling from community clusters with a high concentration of Pacific Islanders to obtain robust data and keep survey costs down;
2. Instead of adjusting for race, stratify and report by race groups for monitoring population health, indicate when no NHPI data can be reported, rather than aggregating Asian/Pacific Islander data;
3. Disaggregate by PI ethnic groups following federal and state data standards whenever possible;
4. Pool data across years of data to ensure adequate PI sample for reporting
• 2011: HHS Data Standards for PIs (Native Hawaiian, Guamanian or Chamorro, Samoan, and other Pacific Islander)
• 2011: AB 1088 (Eng) CA guidelines for PIs (Fijian, Guamanian/Chamorro, Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan) (Dept Industrial Relations, Dept of Fair Employment & Housing)
• 2016: AB 1726 (Bonta) new CA guidelines for PIs (Fijian, Guamanian/Chamorro, Native Hawaiian, Samoan, and Tongan) (Dept of Public Health)
5. Support state and local surveys, healthcare providers, and administered health programs to implement AB 1088 / AB 1726 standards for PIs;
6. Explore Partnerships with Tri-County, BARHII, CA DPH and CHIS on NHPI data activities; 7. Build a PI data infrastructure (PI liaison, cultural humility training, PI field interviewers);
8. Engage communities in the design, planning, implementation, and dissemination of data on race, ethnicity, and language to ensure community participation and relevance;
9. Coordinate with faith-based organizations and community leaders to increase buy-in regarding community outreach efforts; and
10. Linguistically appropriate survey administration (translating and/or interpreting surveys for individuals with LEP, survey materials are culturally relevant).