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Clinical Trial Diversity Factsheet

Fact Sheet

The demographic diversity of the U.S. is constantly rising, however, minorities including Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) are lacking. We are unable to achieve health equity without the knowledge that comes with having minorities involved in the clinical trial process. Diversity in these trials will enable the scientific community to provide more accurate information…

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Comments on CMS-9912-IFC: Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submitted this comment letter in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interim Final Rule “Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. … We are writing to express our deep concern about several provisions of this IFR. In…

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COFA Medicaid Factsheet

Fact Sheet

Health care restored for COFA citizens in December 2020 Omnibus COVID Relief Bill. The restoration of Medicaid eligibility to COFA citizens became effective on December 28, 2020. As of that date, COFA citizens lawfully residing under the Compacts in the 50 states and District of Columbia, and at the option of the Governor of Puerto…

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Sunset Regulations Rule: Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submitted this comment letter in response to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed rule, “Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely.” The proposed rule would retroactively impose an expiration provision on most HHS regulations, and establish “assessment” and “review” procedures to determine which,…

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Statement on Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine

Letter

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH), and the undersigned organizations who together represent the national collaborative of Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) organizations who are the primary contractors with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to…

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Comment Letter on Good Guidance Practices Proposed Rule

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this comment letter in response to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notice of proposed rule regarding “Good Guidance Practices” (“proposed rule”). We raise concerns about several issues impacting consumers, and particularly those who are racial and ethnic minorities, limited English proficient, have…

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What Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Community Organizations Need in the Face of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Fact Sheet

 In April, 2020, three weeks after the novel COVID-19 pandemic was declared, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum surveyed 45 community partners to assess their needs in responding to the national crisis. The respondents are located across 23 different states that cover all regions of the U.S. Ten of the organizations focus on Southeast Asian populations,…

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APIAHF Letter to Congress on Immigrants and LEP Communities

Due to existing restrictions in federal law, millions of immigrants are ineligible for Medicaid and other public health insurance programs. For example, individuals living in the U.S. under the Compacts of Free Association with the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau are categorically ineligible for Medicaid, as are…

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Comment Letter on HHS 2021 NBPP

Letter, Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this comment letter in response to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Notice of Benefit and Payment parameters for 2021 proposed rule (“proposed rule”). We raise concerns about several issues impacting consumers, and particularly those who are racial and ethnic minorities, limited English…