Our Voices, Our Power: A Public Forum
August 29, 2018 | 2:00pm – 4:45pm | Hawai’i State Capitol (Auditorium)

Join the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) (1) as we host Our Voices, Our Power: A Public Forum held 2:00-4:45 pm at the Hawai’i State Capitol Auditorium.  The forum will include a panel comprised of state legislators from across the country who are members of the National Asian Pacific American Caucus of State Legislators (NAPACSL) and moderated by their Hawai’i colleague, Representative Sylvia Luke.  Also, Commissioner Gordon Ito will engage with Kathy Ko Chin, APIAHF’s President and CEO.  Mr. Ito will talk about his roles as Hawai’i Insurance Commissioner and Secretary/Treasurer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). The speakers will discuss how federal policy is impacting state healthcare issues, how they use their power and influence to affect change, and what they see on the horizon as opportunities and challenges.  For more details and to register for this free event, please click here.

Health Equity Award Ceremony
April 25, 2018 | 5:30pm | Top of the Hill Banquet & Conference Center Atrium

Join us in celebration of National Minortiy Health Month as we honor our Health Equity Champion, Senator Mazie K. Hirono (Hawai’i), for her leadership on health equity and her service to the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. We’ll also be awarding The Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH) at NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health with our Community Leadership Award for their demonstrated excellence in leadership through deep community engagement and innovative solutions to positively impact the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

Health Rising: A Night of Storytelling

May 10, 2018 | 6:00pm | Bus Boys and Poets 5th &  K

Join us for an evening of community storytelling.  Storytelling is about sharing strength, struggle, culture, and power. The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) invites you to a night of storytelling. Thirteen Health Rising fellows will share a personal narrative that emerged from workshops on transformational leadership and Moth* inspired storytelling. Their stories will lift up personal narratives from the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities as a strategy to inspire action for health equity.

*The Moth approach is about every day people authentically telling a story from their lives in a live setting.