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APIAHF influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

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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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Trump Administration Targets Children & Families in Communities of Color in Latest Immigration Regulation

Changes to Public Charge Could Put Health and Immigration Status at Risk for Millions WASHINGTON (September 24, 2018) – On September 22, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced it would issue a proposed regulation that would severely curtail the ability of immigrants to secure a green card by expanding the definition of “public charge” to include individuals who access non-cash safety-net programs such…

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Comment Letter on Census Data Products

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) welcomes this opportunity to provide comments on data products and tables developed by the Census Bureau using 2020 Census data. APIAHF is the nation’s leading health policy group working to advance the health and well-being of over 20 million Asian Americans (AAs) and Native Hawaiians and…


Comment Letter on Medicare Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule

Testimony and Comments

Re: CMS-1693-P Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Quality Payment Program; and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program   Dear Administrator Verma:  The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed…