APIAHF

APIAHF Statement on the Verdict in Chauvin Trial

WASHINGTON –Today, former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on all charges—second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter—in the death of George Floyd. Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum president and CEO Juliet K. Choi issued the following statement: “Mr. George Floyd’s family and friends are in our hearts today. It has been…

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APIAHF & NAPABA Launch Combat Hate Crimes Toolkit in 24 Languages

WASHINGTON – In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been nearly 4,000 recorded hate incidents against the Asian American community, and this number continues to rise. Earlier this week, President Biden announced additional actions to respond to Anti-Asian Violence, Xenophobia and Bias. Attorney General Garland announced a 30-day review to assess the government’s…

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COVID-19 Culturally and Linguistically Accessible Resource for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities Launched

WASHINGTON – Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and 27 national and community Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA NHPI) organizations, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, launched the National AA NHPI Health Response Partnership (the Partnership) to offer culturally and linguistically accessible resources for AA NHPI communities.…

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APIAHF Applauds Administration’s Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccine Access

WASHINGTON – Today, the Biden-Harris administration announced a $10 billion investment to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines for communities of color and other underserved populations. This investment includes $6 billion from the American Rescue Plan going toward community health centers, $3 billion toward outreach efforts to hardest-hit and high-risk communities, and $330 million toward support for community…

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Dr. Vivek Murthy Sworn in as Surgeon General

WASHINGTON – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) issued the following statement following the swearing-in of Dr. Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General. “We congratulate Dr. Murthy on his swearing-in to return as U.S. Surgeon General,” said Juliet K. Choi, APIAHF president and CEO. “Dr. Murthy has been a long-time advocate for…

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APIAHF Celebrates the 11 Year Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON – Today marks the eleventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Juliet K. Choi, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, released the following statement: “Thanks to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, and the tireless work of advocates, community health organizations and Navigators, tens of millions,…

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Congresswoman Deb Haaland Sworn in as First Native American Interior Secretary

WASHINGTON – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) issued the following statement celebrating the historic swearing-in of Congresswoman Deb Haaland as the first Native American to serve as a Cabinet Secretary. “We congratulate Secretary Deb Haaland on her historic swearing-in to lead the Interior Department,” said Juliet K. Choi, APIAHF president and…

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APIAHF Condemns Anti-Asian Hate and Calls for Racial Healing

WASHINGTON—Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has escalated the number and severity of hate motivated attacks against Asian Americans. Last night, three businesses in Georgia were attacked by an assailant resulting in the murder of eight, including six Asian American women. Juliet K. Choi, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American…

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APIAHF Statement on the American Rescue Plan Act

WASHINGTON—Today, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law and addressed the nation on the COVID-19 pandemic shut down and his plan for recovery.  Juliet K. Choi, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the following statement: “The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified longstanding structural inequities that…

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