APIAHF

 Politico Women Rule Newsletter

Juliet Choi has been named CEO of Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum. Choi served as a senior official in the HHS civil rights office during the Obama administration.

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 Politico Pulse Newsletter

JULIET CHOI named new CEO of Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum. Choi, who served as a senior official in the HHS civil rights office during the Obama administration, had been serving as APIAHF’s executive vice president and chief of staff. Choi takes over for Kathy Ko Chin, who’s led the organization for the past decade as it advocated to restore Medicaid for tens of thousands of Pacific Islanders, improve language access services and push for health equity.

Meanwhile, Curtis Leong will serve as APIAHF’s chief financial and administrative officer, and Gail Mukaihata Hannemann will serve as president.

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 WeChat ban blocked + California’s Asian COVID-19 deaths undercounted: Your AAPI newsletter

Kathy Ko Chin, president of the Oakland-based Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, said Asian Americans tend to be overrepresented in essential worker occupations, noting that a large proportion of the state’s nurses are Filipino. In addition, she said, government officials have not done enough to translate COVID-19 educational materials into the many languages spoken by California’s Asian Americans. The Trump administration’s rhetoric on immigration during the past four years, she added, has had a “chilling effect” that has kept many foreign-born Asian Americans from visiting a doctor.

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 California’s deadliest spring in 20 years suggests COVID undercount

Kathy Ko Chin, president of the Oakland-based Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, said Asian Americans also tend to be overrepresented in essential worker occupations, noting that a large proportion of the state’s nurses are Filipino. In addition, she said, government officials have not done enough to translate COVID educational materials into the many languages spoken by California’s Asian Americans. The Trump administration’s rhetoric on immigration during the past four years, she added, has had a “chilling effect” that has kept many foreign-born Asian Americans from visiting a doctor.

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