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Panapasa finds Pacific Islanders in CA have higher health risks, lower insurance coverage than other Californians

MiCDA News Reference

"Survey finds health disparities in two Pacific Islander populations" - Michigan News. 04/12/2017.

Research by Sela Panapasa finds that two groups of Pacific Islanders residing in California - Samoans and Tongans - had higher rates of hypertension and cigarette smoking, and lower rates of health insurance coverage and use of health care screenings, than Californians at large.

Researcher:

Sela Panapasa

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