The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) presents the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Data Brief includes a collection of fact sheets that highlight various health indicators disaggregated by different Asian and Pacific Islander groups.
This collection of fact sheets is provided as part of the implementation of Assembly Bill (AB) 1726 (Bonta, Chapter 607, Statutes of 2016), which required CDPH, on or after July 1, 2022, whenever collecting demographic data as to the ancestry or ethnic origin of persons for a report that includes rates for major diseases, leading causes of death per demographic, subcategories for leading causes of death in California overall, pregnancy rates, or housing numbers, to collect data as specified in Section 8310.7 Subdivision (b) of the Government Code:
- Additional major Asian groups, including, but not limited to, Bangladeshi, Hmong, Indonesian, Malaysian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, and Thai.
- Additional major Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander groups, including, but not limited to, Fijian and Tongan.
The development of these fact sheets serves not only to bridge the gap between the implementation of AB 1726 (2016) to when the specified data will be published, but also to highlight health disparities and bring forth data limitations CDPH can begin to consider.
As the data required to be collected on or after July 1, 2022 becomes available, CDPH will publish additional information regarding the type of data and how to locate it using the Data Availability reference table below.
View the Asian and Pacific Islander Data Disaggregation Brief.
Learn more about the CDPH Asian and Pacific Islander Data Disaggregation work.