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HEROES Act to Restore Medicaid Benefits to COFA

Senate Must Address Lack of Resources on Language Access WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House of Representatives passed the second stimulus bill focused on aiding families in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. The HEROES Act (also referred to as the CARES 2 Act) will continue to provide stimulus payments to eligible recipients. The Act also restores…

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APIAHF Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order to Suspend Immigration

WASHINGTON –Juliet K. Choi, executive vice president of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and former chief of staff of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, issued the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order halting immigration for 60 days by suspending permanent residency visas, also known as green cards. “In the midst…

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Honoring a Dear Friend

Friends, It is with heavy hearts that we write tribute to our role model, mentor, colleague and friend, Irene Hirano Inouye. Irene left an enduring imprint on our work as leaders in philanthropy and non-profits and in the lives of so many Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander leaders (AAs and NHPIs) and communities,…

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APIAHF Statement on $2 Trillion Dollar COVID-19 CARES Act

WASHINGTON – Juliet K. Choi, executive vice president of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, issued the following statement on the enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the third aid package from the federal government to provide aid to state and local governments, health systems, businesses and individuals during…

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Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Denounce Discrimination Against Asian Americans and Urge Unity in Responding to Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON—The nation’s leading civil rights and racial justice organizations issued a joint urgent call to action against racism and discrimination targeting Asian Americans related to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). “As our nation grapples with the coronavirus, we are deeply concerned that recent incidents of racism and discrimination against Asian Americans threaten our collective public…

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APIAHF Statement on COVID-19

As a health justice organization and as a public health advocate, we always care about the well-being of our communities. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is an evolving health crisis in our country that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. We strongly recommend that communities follow the guidance of Center For Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and…

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National Racial Justice Organizations Join Together To Map Hardest To Count Communities Of Color For The 2020 Census And To Distribute 1,350 Free Arc GIS Licenses In Partnership With ESRI

WASHINGTON —A broad-based collaborative of racial equity organizations are uniting to support a shared goal of a complete count of all communities through the 2020 Census. The groups – Advancement Project, National Office (AP), Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Demos, Faith in Action (FIA), National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), National Association…

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President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Includes More Cuts to Critical Health Programs

WASHINGTON—Today, the Trump administration announced drastic cuts to critical health programs in their proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget. This follows the announcement of the Administration’s plan in recent weeks to overhaul Medicaid, further harming families, including many Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. “This budget slashes funding for Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)…

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State of the Union Continues to be Hostile on Immigrant Health

WASHINGTON – In response to President Trump’s State of the Union address, the following is a statement from Kathy Ko Chin, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum: “The State of the Union is an opportunity for the President to outline a strong, unifying agenda to improve the health and…

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