The heart of our work rests with the values passed on by ancestors and shared across our island communities. These include compassion, support, responsibility, stewardship, unity, fairness, steadfastness, recognizance, preservation, and humility guide our relationships and approach to serving our communities.
Addressing NHPI Health Disparities
Among NHPIs, Heart disease is the #1 cause of death. Cancer is the fastest growing cause of death. More NHPI are diagnosed with chronic illnesses like diabetes than any other racial group.
Addressing those challenges effectively requires cultural expertise with a diverse array of NHPI communities, investing in strong relationships, and navigating a complex array of immigration statuses that dictate access to resources.
What We've Achieved
Hosted 10 Annual Orange County Pacific Islander Festivals since 2007, with a total of approximately 100,000 attendees
Provided women’s heart health education and outreach to over 1,000 participants across 4 states
Trained community members to serve as health navigators for the Chamorro, Native Hawaiian, Filipino, Marshallese, Samoan, and Tongan communities
Hosted 3 annual food banks, serving 115 families with 400 family members
Promoted healthy senior living to 80+ participants through hula and participation
Organized 10 annual Pacific Islander children’s workshops and sleepover with the Long Beach Aquarium