APIAHF

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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Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health 

By: Kathy Ko Chin | As an immigrants’ rights advocate working on health policy, I and my organization, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), are constantly faced with the concept that people of color are perpetual foreigners, not “real” Americans.

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Legislators Introduce Bill to Increase Seniors’ Access to Shingles Vaccine 

By Big Island Now | Sens. Mazie K. Hirono and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) and Representatives Gene Green (D-Texas) and Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) introduced the Protecting Seniors through Immunization Act (or “Shingles Prevention Act”)—bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would eliminate Medicare Part D beneficiaries’ out-of-pocket costs for the shingles vaccine and raise awareness about the importance of getting vaccinated.

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Health Coverage Rate Ticks Up for Some Asian-American Groups 

By Chris Fuchs | The uninsured rate for Asian Americans dropped by one percentage point between 2015 and 2016 while it remained unchanged for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, according to data released last week from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

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How data can debunk the ‘model minority’ myth 

By Karthick Ramakrishnan | A group of about 50 Chinese Americans, many of them children, gathered on the steps of the State House in Rhode Island last week to oppose a new law on collecting detailed origin data on Asian-Americans.

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Repealing ACA Would be Catastrophic 

By Sunita Sohrabji | In a huge blow to the immigrant community, the Department of Homeland Security June 15 rescinded a 2014 executive order that provided relief from deportation to the undocumented parents of American citizens.

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