Priscilla Huang, JD, is the senior director of impact for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), a national health justice organization which influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Priscilla is responsible for leading and managing the Impact Branch, which is comprised of APIAHF’s policy, government relations, research and communications teams. She serves as the organization’s primary strategist to advance the following policy priorities: expand access to health care and coverage, improve the quality of care, increase data on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander health, and increase investments in community-driven health strategies. This work also including overseeing APIAHF’s Affordable Care Act implementation, education and enrollment efforts, which includes co-founding Action for Health Justice, a nation-wide collaboration spearheaded with the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles.
Prior to APIAHF, Priscilla served as the policy and programs director at the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum where she directed the federal policy advocacy and government relations activities for their immigrant rights, anti-trafficking and reproductive justice programs. She has also worked with women and children in domestic violence and emergency homeless shelters.
Priscilla received her JD from American University, Washington College of Law, where she was one of ten Public Interest/Public Service Scholars. She has a BA in English and Philosophy from Boston College. Priscilla has been recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change,” and by the National Immigration Law Center, Families USA, the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust and Choice USA for her leadership.