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Written Testimony of Juliet K. Choi Before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee: Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submit written testimony for the record for the March 18, 2021 hearing before the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee entitled “Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans.” The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted AA NHPI communities in multiple ways. AA NHPI communities face a public health emergency…

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Policy Recommendations: Health Equity Cannot Be Achieved Without Complete and Transparent Data Collection and the Disaggregation of Data

Health Brief

This policy brief provides a series of policy recommendations to address these inequities through legislation, regulatory changes, or policy guidance at both the state and federal level.   The COVID-19 pandemic continues to overwhelm our nation. Comprehensive data by racial and ethnic subgroups must be openly and transparently reported, collected, analyzed, and shared in order…

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Written Testimony of Juliet K. Choi before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Health – Road to Recovery: Ramping Up COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing, and Medical Supply Chain

Testimony and Comments

The novel COVID-19 virus is a national crisis that demonstrates that public health has no boundaries. Yet the impact is being unevenly felt among communities of color who, due to a combination of structural, economic, social and environmental disparities and discrimination, are experiencing higher burdens associated with the pandemic. As a result, COVID-19 is disproportionately…

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Letter to CDC on COVID-19 Vaccine Data

Letter

APIAHF and Trust for America’s Health (TFAH)’s letter to the CDC with recommendations to address demographic data collection as part of the national vaccine distribution strategy. Disparities in COVID-19 impact are also present in vaccine distribution and administration efforts. While many factors may be contributing to lower vaccination rates in communities of color, it is…