APIAHF

APIAHF Welcomes Three New Board Members

WASHINGTON—Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) welcomed Karin Wang, Dr. Jeffrey S. Roh and Dr. Benjamin Eng to the organization’s board of directors. ​​“I’m honored to welcome Karin, Jeff and Ben to the Board,” said Oliver J. Kim, APIAHF board chair. “I’m excited by the diversity in expertise and the Board’s commitment…

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APIAHF Applauds Announcement of Commissioners for the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

WASHINGTON—The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) applauds the announcement of the commissioners for the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Juliet K. Choi, president and CEO of APIAHF gave the following statement: “The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders plays an essential…

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APIAHF Applauds Selection of Co-Chairs and Move to HHS for WHIAANHPI

WASHINGTON—The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) applauds the selection of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Katherine Tai to serve as co-chairs of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI) which will be housed within HHS.…

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Senate Must Pass Build Back Better To Expand Critical Access To Healthcare

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, which will have a transformative impact on the nation’s social safety net. By expanding Medicaid and lowering the costs of healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges, the provisions in the Build Back Better Act will expand access to…

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Communities in Crisis: Survey of AA NH/PI Community-Based Organizations Reveal That 1 in 4 Did Not Receive Any Funding to Address COVID-19 Needs

WASHINGTON – Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released its report titled Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Networks for Community Health in the Age of COVID-19: Results of a National Survey of Community-Based Organizations. Building upon our April 2020 publication , the Report surveys 80 community partners in APIAHF’s national network…

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Provides Critical Investment to Improving Public Health

WASHINGTON – Juliet K. Choi, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) issued the following statement in response to the passage and signing of the $1 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. “By strengthening our transportation infrastructure and promoting economic recovery, this historic act serves as a critical…

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Build Back Better Framework Provides Hope for Immigrant Families

WASHINGTON – Juliet K. Choi, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s Build Back Better framework, which maintainsnumerous wide-reaching initiatives which will improve the lives of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA NH/PI) communities by lowering the cost of…

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Commission to Transform Public Health Data Systems Releases Roadmap to Improve Health Equity

WASHINGTON – Today, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Commission to Transform Public Health Data Systems released its recommendations for an equity-centered public health data infrastructure improve public health data and data systems to achieve health equity. Accompanying the release of the report, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced that it will award $50 million in…

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Anchors Joint Statement: Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ of North America by Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day Free Virtual Programs on North American Indian Boarding Schools

WASHINGTON – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative honors the contributions of indigenous peoples by celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, October 11, 2021, and co-sponsoring two complimentary virtual programs on Indian Boarding Schools to be held at 1:00 PM EDT and 7:00 PM EDT PM on that day. First proposed in…

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APIAHF Applauds Introduction of LIFT the BAR Act

WASHINGTON – On Friday, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) introduced the Lifting Immigrant Families Through Benefits Access Restoration Act (LIFT the BAR Act). The LIFT the BAR Act removes the five-year bar that restricts lawfully present non-citizens from accessing federal and state public benefits that was imposed by the harsh and archaic restrictions of the Personal…

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