The AHS Index is a new way to look at data that illuminates a snapshot of our world today. It is intended to highlight health inequities and spark conversation, debate, outrage, and wonder.

Year that the Philippine Commission and United States passed the Pensionado Act, a scholarship program that brought Filipino students to the U.S. for nursing education: 1903

Percent of U.S. registered nurses who are of Filipino descent today: 4

Percent of nurses who died from COVID-19 in the U.S. between March 2020 and February 2021 who were Filipino: 26

Increase in the prevalence of self-reported severe loneliness during COVID-19: 15%

Increased likelihood of death among people who are lonely: 30%

Increased likelihood of death for people who smoke up to 15 cigarettes a day: 30%

Percent of American adults who feel lonely: 58

of Black American adults who feel lonely: 68

of Hispanic American adults who feel lonely: 75

Percent of Hispanic adults who say health risks in their jobs are a major reason for worse health outcomes: 53

Median age of death for the primarily Hispanic workers who get silicosis, an incurable lung disease, from grinding countertops in California: 46