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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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Nationwide Survey of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders on COVID-19 Shows Disparities on Vaccinations and Struggles with Discrimination and Mental Health

WASHINGTON – Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) with the COVID Collaborative and Hart Research, released the results of a nationwide COVID-19 survey that focused specifically on the diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. Over 1,500 people participated in the study, which presents disaggregated data for ethnic…

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APIAHF Celebrates Supreme Court Affordable Care Act Win

WASHINGTON – Today, in a 7-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court decisively dismissed the challenge by Republican led-states and the Trump administration to end the Affordable Care Act. The resilient law has been repeatedly challenged in the courts and legislature despite its critical health care protections for millions of families in the midst of a…

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APIAHF Congratulates Krystal Ka’ai on Historic Appointment to Head the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

WASHINGTON – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) congratulates Krystal Ka’ai on her appointment to serve as executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI). Ka’ai, the long-time executive director of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is the first Native Hawaiian to serve as…

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APIAHF Honors the Life of George Floyd

WASHINGTON – Today marks the one-year memorial of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police officers. In the aftermath, this tragic event was followed by global protests and calls for police accountability and reform. Juliet K. Choi, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) issued the…

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