Asian Americans (AA), Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) are the fastest growing population in the US. Yet, many AAs and NHPIs still do not have access to high quality services, strong community infrastructure, or a recognized policy voice. The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) works with communities to mobilize in order to influence policy and to strengthen their community-based organizations to achieve health equity for AAs and NHPIs across the country. Founded in 1986 with headquarters in Oakland and an office in Washington DC, APIAHF is the oldest and largest health advocacy organization working with AA and NHPI communities across the nation, in the US Territories, and with the US‐affiliated Pacific jurisdictions. By providing policy and political analysis, research and data support, and effective communications strategies, APIAHF supports local AA and NHPI communities to have an influence on local, state, and national policy. By providing grants, training, technical assistance, and consulting, APIAHF is a source of key resources so that communities can mobilize and grow stronger in their coalitions and organizational structures. By providing thought leadership to the fields of policy, health, immigrant inclusion, and philanthropy, APIAHF creates the conditions for AAs and NHPIs to be a clear and articulate voice for respect, fairness, equity, and health justice for all.
APIAHF influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.
APIAHF envisions a world where all people share responsibility and take action to ensure healthy and vibrant communities for current and future generations.
RESPECT because we affirm the identity, rights and dignity of all people.
FAIRNESS in how people are treated by others and by institutions, including who participates in decision making processes.
EQUITY in power, opportunities, and resources to address obstacles, hindering vulnerable communities and groups from living their healthiest lives.