The California Health Advocacy Accelerator (CHAA) will help community based organizations (CBOs) serving Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPIs) to accelerate their capacities to advance public policy for health and health equity.

AANHPIs are the fastest growing racial groups in California comprising over 17% of the state’s population, and the needs of the communities are wide and diverse. As important frontline service providers, CBOs provide critical culturally and linguistically tailored programs and accurate information. As CBOs, you are experts on your community needs and driven by missions to ensure these communities are not harmed or left behind in local, state and national level efforts to improve health and public health. Whether established or emerging, CBOs in California are ready for increasing their advocacy capacities. 

CHAA Aims to Boost CBOs’ Ability to Advance Public Policy. CHAA will develop the capacity of AANHPI-serving CBOs by increasing their knowledge, skills, and efficacy to be more resilient, inspiring, strategic, and impactful in addressing structural barriers and advancing health and other policy solutions. We believe CHAA will accelerate the growth of strong, sustainable AANHPI-serving CBOs that have policy as an organizational strategy and can engage in full scope public policy advocacy (the ability to exercise the broad spectrum of advocacy strategies and tactics).

This 9-month program will begin with a 4-day in-person CHAA Immersive in Oakland, that brings together two-person teams from each CBO. The Immersive will provide a strong foundation in APIAHF’s full scope public policy advocacy framework, covering: (1) Advocacy Essentials; (2) Strategic Communications; and (3) Relationship Building. Following the Immersive, CBOs will convene through 6 distance-based learning sessions. 

We are currently accepting applications. Click here to review Request for Applications.

Due Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 5pm PST to Lauren Pongan, Lpongan@apiahf.org.