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Comment Letter to USCIS Regarding Fee Waiver

Letter, Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this comment on the proposed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Fee Schedule, published on November 14, 2019. We are concerned about a number of the fee and policy proposals in the published fee schedule, and request that USCIS withdraw all provisions that make immigration…

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Comment Letter to Department of State DS 5540

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum submits this comment letter in response to the Department of State’s Notice of Information Collection published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2019. We strongly oppose the proposed public charge questionnaire and underlying policies as they are without merit and perpetuate racist immigration practices.

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Snapshot: Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health

Fact Sheet

Asian Americans (AAs), Native Hawaiians (NHs), and Pacific Islanders (PIs) are the fastest growing racial/ethnic groups in the United States. These communities represent incredible diversity, spanning nearly one hundred different ethnic groups and speaking over 250 languages and dialects. As a result, their health needs and challenges are just as varied and diverse.

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Snapshot: Immigrant Health in the United States

Fact Sheet

By 2065, the number of immigrants is expected to nearly double to 78 million, when one in three Americans will be an immigrant or have immigrant parents. Migration patterns will lead to change and Asians will overtake Hispanics as the largest incoming immigrant population in the country by 2065.

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Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health REACH Program

Fact Sheet

REACH – Driving Better Health and Lower Costs Since 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) REACH program has invested in evidence based programs that close gaps in health outcomes for racial and ethnic groups. REACH funds evidence-based and communitydriven prevention efforts that put a stop to expensive and burdensome conditions. As the…

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Health Care for COFA Citizens

Fact Sheet

COFA Citizens And Our National Security Since 1986, the Compacts of Free Association (COFA) have defined the relationship between the United States and the independent governments of the Freely Associated States (FAS) including the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. Under the Compact, in exchange for…

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APIAHF Comment Letter on HHS’ Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Proposed Rule

Letter

In this comment letter APIAHF expresses concerns that a number of the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed provisions regarding Medicaid and CHIP managed care would reduce or eliminate critical patient and beneficiary safeguards. Such safeguards are essential to the Medicaid and CHIP programs, which by their program design and purpose, serve vulnerable populations…

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APIAHF Comment Letter HHS 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

Testimony and Comments

Absence of the Affordable Care Act We begin our comments by noting the importance of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for AA and NHPI communities and particularly the importance of its consumer protections for these communities. From our work with AA and & NHPI communities, we understand the role the ACA has played in improving…

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AA and NHPI Communities and Open Enrollment

Webinar

With Open Enrollment starting on November 1 and just 45 days to enroll in and renew coverage, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA&NHPI) communities have much at stake. Join the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) and hear from speakers from…