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 South Asian, Chinese New Yorkers among the hardest hit by Covid, study shows

By Vignesh Ramachandran | The research shows the importance of disaggregating data for Asian American patients — and the need to do more, advocates say.

“Disaggregated data is absolutely critical,” said Juliet Choi, CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, a health advocacy organization. “For the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander community, we represent over 50 different countries and we speak more than 100 different languages. So to really understand both the wellness — or the lack of wellness — experienced by our communities, we need that disaggregated data.”

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Clinical Trial Diversity Factsheet

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The demographic diversity of the U.S. is constantly rising, however, minorities including Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) are lacking. We are unable to achieve health equity without the knowledge that comes with having minorities involved in the clinical trial process. Diversity in these trials will enable the scientific community to provide more accurate information…

Comments on CMS-9912-IFC: Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submitted this comment letter in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interim Final Rule “Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. … We are writing to express our deep concern about several provisions of this IFR. In…