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Why the Asian-Pacific Islander Label is Inaccurate 

By: Lucy Hu | I grew up surrounded by “Pasifika” culture. Soaking up the languages, celebrating Samoan dance at festivals, eating delicious Tongan food, and even watching satirical “brown TV.” The shows, food, and culture weren’t spectacles — they were simply a part of New Zealand life.

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APIAHF Welcomes Introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) applauds Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13) for introducing the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 (HEAA). The bill serves as a comprehensive plan to eliminate health and health care disparities by building on previous health care access and quality improvement strategies. HEAA also…

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Letter of Organizational Support for HEAA 2018


Over 300 groups comprise the HEAA Community Working Group dedicated to supporting the solutions advanced in HEAA. This organizational letter of support to health leaders of the Congressional Tri-Caucus expresses support for the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 (HEAA). HEAA is a comprehensive, broadly-supported legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. HEAA is…