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By Sunita Sohrabji | In a huge blow to the immigrant community, the Department of Homeland Security June 15 rescinded a 2014 executive order that provided relief from deportation to the undocumented parents of American citizens.

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Other’ is NOT a Race or Ethnicity: The Need for Better HIV and Hepatitis Data for AAs and NHPIs 

By Ed Tepporn | Do numbers matter? Most epidemiologists, policymakers, and advocates would say yes. “Funding should follow the data,” and “Public health efforts should stay ahead of the data” are common themes. Over the past 22 years in HIV and public health work, I’ve heard this time and time again. But what happens when your community’s data isn’t included in federal, state, and/or local reports?

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MannMukti Launches Website & Podcast to Speak Up About South Asian Mental Health 

By Pavani Yalamanchili | A new mental health resource website for South Asian Americans called MannMukti launched this month, a month designated in the U.S. as Mental Health Awareness Month. MannMukti’s website features testimonials from South Asians who’ve lived with mental illness, including personal experiences with anxiety, mood, personality and eating disorders, in addition to other mental health conditions.

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Improving Public Health Surveillance About Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders 

By Kathy Ko Chin | By the year 2043, the United States will no longer have any majority race or ethnicity, increasingly reflecting a vision of a multicultural society (bit.ly/1oyMzWB). Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) are among the fastest-growing racial and ethnic populations in the United States, with families coming from more than 50 countries and speaking over a hundred languages and dialects.

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