At this time, data on the wellbeing of Native Hawaiians are drawn almost exclusively from sources funded by federal and state governments. This context for data collection is important. The definitions of wellbeing and its indicators, the ways in which the data are collected, and in which they are analyzed and reported are often based on thinly-veiled assumptions that (a) success defined from a White or Euro-American worldview represents the best outcome for all groups and (b) if other racial and ethnic groups behaved more like Whites and Euro-Americans they would experience better outcomes.
As you explore and use these data, we ask you to attend to this context and conscientiously avoid mistaking correlation for causality and actively or passively supporting inferences that higher rates of negative outcomes experienced by Native Hawaiians are attributable to their intrinsic characteristics and/or cultural values and practices.
Where possible, we also ask you to consider how known protective factors often reported at higher rates by Native Hawaiians represent potential pathways to reduce both the overall rates and disproportionality of negative outcomes for Native Hawaiians. We invite you to explore a Native Hawaiian vision of wellbeing articulated in Kūkulu Kumuhana, the CREA-HI statement on Native Hawaiian Data, and the Aloha Evaluation Framework which present principles also applicable to research.
The groups below represent inter-connected aspects of Native Hawaiian well-being. Start searching or select a group of datasets and reports from below. See "How To" above for more details on using this site.