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Resources for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

NDEP offers a variety of resources relevant to Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) populations with or at risk for diabetes, including those in AANHPI languages.

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander resources include:


Diabetes Resources Catalog with Special Resources for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI)

Diabetes Resources Catalog with Special Resources for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI)

This downloadable catalog organizes NDEP’s AANHPI resources in three main categories:

  1. Resources for professionals and community organizations;
  2. Resources for individuals and families; and
  3. Resources for outreach and promotion.

Each of these categories includes culturally and linguistically tailored resources that respond to the unique needs of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. You’ll also find quick reference information that lets you know at a glance what materials are available in languages other than English or are culturally relevant for specific communities. Resources can be downloaded by clicking on the title of the resource. You will need the free Acrobat Reader to read some of the resources.

Download the Catalog
Diabetes Resource Catalog with Special Resources for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders [PDF-4.21MB]

  • NDEP-126
    Last reviewed July 2012

Diabetes Resources: Know. Prevent. Control. CD

All of NDEP’s AANHPI diabetes education resources also are available on a convenient CD that allows you to search for relevant resources by disease status, language, and audience.

  • Know. Prevent. Control. CD
    • CDs are available by contacting NDEPINFO.

Capacity Building

Capacity Building for Diabetes Outreach: A Comprehensive Tool Kit for Organizations Serving Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

Capacity Building for Diabetes Outreach

This comprehensive tool kit is designed to help organizations strengthen capacity in eight core areas: community assessment, evaluation, organizational support, staffing, building coalitions and partnerships, funding, community outreach, and marketing. Examples are drawn from experiences in working with Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, but the work sheets and tools can apply to work with any community.

Download the Tool Kit

4 Steps

4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life

4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life

These four steps help people with diabetes understand, monitor, and manage their diabetes to help them stay healthy. This publication is excellent for people newly diagnosed with diabetes or who just want to learn more about controlling the disease.

Download 4 Steps in English

Also available in these languages:

Buffet Tips

Buffet Table Tips

Barbecues, picnics and family reunions are gatherings to enjoy and treasure. If you have diabetes, these events can pose special challenges. If you choose wisely and watch how much you eat, you can have a delicious meal and feel good too. So, grab your plate and head for the buffet table.

Download Table Tips

Grocery Lists

Grade-A Grocery Lists: Tips to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Studies show that people at high risk can prevent or delay the onset of the disease if they lose as little as 10 pounds – by walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week and making healthy food choices. A healthy diet doesn’t have to be expensive. Start by planning meals and making a grocery list ahead of time to take charge of what you eat. Follow these tips while grocery shopping to help you and your entire family make healthy food choices.

Download Table Tips


Webinar – Culturally-competent Health Provider Communication

This webinar was designed to help people learn about culturally-competent medical communication, and featured William C. Hsu, M.D., Medical Director, Asian Clinic Clinical Investigator and Senior Physician, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School; Nia Aitaoto, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H, Fellow, University of Iowa, College of Public Health Advisor, Pacific Chronic Disease Coalition Advisor, Pacific Partnership for Tobacco-free Islands ; and Judith A. McDivitt, Ph.D., Director, National Diabetes Education Program, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Culturally-competent Health Provider Communication Webinar

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