Request for Information (RFI): Seeking Stakeholder Actionable Input to Improve Research on Health and Well-being for Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (Notice No. NOT-CA-22-047) Currently, only 0.17% of the NIH budget goes toward research on AA and NHPI communities. Together with nearly 40 of our partners, APIAHF submitted a letter urging NIH to commit…
Asian Americans have one of the lowest rates of large intestinal cancer screening in the United States with only 52% up-to-date on their screening compared to 66% among non-Hispanic whites. An infographic was created to bring awareness to the importance of colorectal cancer screening, prevention, and treatment.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition characterized by gradual loss of kidneyfunction over time. CKD is common in people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and obesity. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, about 37 million US adults are estimated to have CKD, and most don’tknow it. According to the National Kidney Foundation:…
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes diseases of the heart and blood vessels. CVD can refer to a number of conditions including stroke, arrhythmia, heart failure, coronary heart disease (heart attack and chest pain), and heart valve problems. CVD is caused by the restriction of normal blood flow to parts of the body due to plaque build-up. When this…
Learn about statistics for the AA & NH/PI community, signs & symptoms, risk factors, screening & preventative services, and resources for cervical cancer. Download our social media graphics for cervical cancer awareness.
HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS. Currently, there is no effective cure for HIV/AIDS but with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled.
AA NH/PI communities are large and growing rapidly. AAs are the fastest growing racial or ethnic group in the country. Funders, elected officials, and federal and state agencies need to have a better understanding of the community partner organizations that they depend on for health and related services in order to fight COVID and build health equity more broadly.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is a long lasting health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. Learn more about the statistics for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, risk factors, signs & symptoms, prevention, and resources!
October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Office of Minority Health, chronic liver disease was the sixth leading cause of death for AAPIs between the ages of 25-44. Learn more about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors and how you can protect yourself and your family from liver cancer.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer can occur regardless of gender – learn about symptoms, risk factors, and how you can screen and prevent breast cancer!