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APIAHF Applauds Ninth Circuit Decision on Same Sex Marriage

For Immediate Release February 8, 2012 San Francisco, CA – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) welcomed yesterday’s decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, ruling that California’s Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. Proposition 8 is California’s voter-backed constitutional amendment that banned gay marriage in the state. “Yesterday’s decision is an important…

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APIAHF Commends HHS Rule that Requires Insurance Plans to Cover Birth Control and Other Preventive Health Services for Women at No Cost

For Immediate Release January 31, 2012 Washington, D.C. – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) commends the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recent decision requiring insurance coverage for a range of women’s preventive health services, including birth control, at no cost. “The new rule is a victory for millions…

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APIAHF’s Priscilla Huang and Paulo Pontemayor Receive Families USA’s Inaugural Health Equity Advocate Award

For Immediate Release January 19, 2012 Washington, D.C. – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum’s (APIAHF) Policy Director, Priscilla Huang and Policy Analyst, Paulo Pontemayor received the Families USA’s inaugural Health Equity Advocate Award tonight during the Families USA Health Action 2012 conference, in recognition of their commitment and advocacy toward achieving health…

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Health Care Reform Laws Held Constitutional By Federal Appeals Court

For Immediate Release November 9, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or health care reform, as the law is commonly known. The largely conservative court held that the ACA’s individual mandate, the requirement that nearly all…

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APIAHF Commends HHS’ Release of Data Standards that will Improve Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health

For Immediate Release November 1, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for their commitment to improving the collection and reporting of data on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs) and other minority communities. The final…

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APIAHF in Collaboration with the Congressional Tri-Caucus Host 2011 Health Equity Summit

OAKLAND, CA – In collaboration with the Congressional Tri-Caucus, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations and members of the Summit Host Committee convened the 2011 Health Equity Summit. The summit brought together a distinguished group of national, local, and community opinion leaders to discuss policy…

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APIAHF Applauds the Introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2011

For Immediate Release September 15, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) applauds the introduction of The Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2011 (HEAA). The bill, introduced by the members of the Congressional Tri-Caucus — comprised of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, and the…

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APIAHF Commends IOM for Addressing Women’s Preventive Care

For Immediate Release July 20, 2011 Washington, DC – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) applauds the release of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) new report, “Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps” which recommends the addition of a handful of preventive services for women to the list of covered services…

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HHS New Draft Standards for Data Collection and Reporting Will Improve Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health

For Immediate Release June 29, 2011 WASHINGTON, DC – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for their commitment to improving the collection and reporting of data on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs) and other minority communities. The new…

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