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 HHS rule targets more than transgender protections

By Dan Diamond and Adam Cancryn | It guts provisions to ensure patients’ language access, such as requiring health organizations to post certain messages in multiple languages. Advocates like the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum warned that one-third of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have limited English proficiency.

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 Trump finalizes rollback of LGBTQ patient protections

By Dan Diamond | The Trump administration on Friday formally rolled back an Obama-era policy that protected LGBTQ patients from discrimination and required robust language translation services, unnerving health experts who worry vulnerable populations will face further risks during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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 How the CDC compromised its coronavirus testing totals

By Adam Cancryn and Dan Diamond | Advocates are bracing for a final rule that largely hews to last year’s controversial proposal, based on recent meetings with the administration. “They had no questions for us during our meeting,” said Juliet Choi of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, whose group joined two other organizations for a May 14 teleconference with the White House and warned about plans to roll back language protections for people with limited English proficiency.

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 Helpers in the Time of Coronavirus

By Asian Americana | We explore the stories of Asian Americans working to defend our communities from attacks, the volunteers organizing direct aid to vulnerable populations, the people translating information into terms and languages so more can understand, and the local businesses helping each other and their communities survive during Covid-19.

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 Coronavirus testing numbers are ticking up

By Dan Diamond and Adam Cancryn | ADVOCATES CONTINUE TO PUSH FOR DEMOGRAPHIC DATA — More than 250 groups, led by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and Trust for America’s Health, are asking congressional leaders and HHS Secretary Alex Azar to invest in tracking disparities in order to combat the pandemic but also to guard against future risks.

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 Harris Announces Legislation to Establish Task Force to Combat Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19

By The Skanner News | WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Thursday announced the COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Force Act, legislation to bring together health care and other policy experts, community-based organizations, and federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial leaders to confront the racial and ethnic disparities of the coronavirus pandemic head-on.

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 U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris Announces Legislation to Establish Task Force to Combat Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19

By Sierra Sun Times | April 30, 2020 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Thursday announced the COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Kamala D. HarrisForce Act, legislation to bring together health care and other policy experts, community-based organizations, and federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial leaders to confront the racial and ethnic disparities of the coronavirus pandemic head on.

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