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Leading Civil Rights Groups Call on President Biden to Create White House Racial Equity and Inclusion Office

WASHINGTON, DC—In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, historic racial justice protests, and unprecedented commitment by the executive office to confront systemic racism, the Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative—the foremost diverse coalition of national racial justice and civil rights organizations representing and serving more than 53 million people in the U.S.—is pushing for racial equity to be…

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APIAHF Statement on the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON—Today, Juliet K. Choi, chief executive officer of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the following statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris: “We offer President Biden and Vice President Harris our congratulations on their swearing-in this morning. Vice President Harris’ swearing-in as the first…

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Leading Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Observe the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Fifth Annual National Day of Racial Healing, January 19, 2021

New York, NY – America faces a critical juncture in our history. The events of the past two weeks have highlighted the insidious nature of white supremacy, and the damage it causes to our democracy, national institutions, systems, psyche, policies, and infrastructure. In the shadow of a violent Capitol riot, leading racial equity organizations will…

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APIAHF Celebrates Dr. King’s Legacy and Reflects on Allyship and Racial Equity

WASHINGTON—The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and reflects on opportunities for allyship and racial equity. Juliet K. Choi, chief executive officer of APIAHF released the following statement: “Dr. King’s actions and words have continued to inspire all, bound not by race, religion or political affiliation…

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COVID-19 Relief Bill Restores Medicaid Access for COFA Community

WASHINGTON—The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) applauds Congress for including Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the COVID-19 relief package passed last night. The relief package includes many of APIAHF’s long-term priorities including reinstating Medicaid eligibility for COFA communities. Juliet K. Choi, chief executive officer of APIAHF released the following…

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APIAHF Joins COVID Collaborative with Health and Racial Justice Organizations

COVID Collaborative a National Platform to Combat Pandemic   November 24, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) announced its participation in the COVID Collaborative, a national platform to combat the crises of COVID-19. In partnership with the National Governors Association, the COVID Collaborative brings together the nation’s leading experts in…

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Affordable Care Act Case at Supreme Court Threatens All Americans

ACA broadened protections for AA and NHPI communities WASHINGTON – Today, the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate in California v. Texas. In this case, the Trump administration and Republican state officials seek to end the ACA’s lifesaving provisions, including protections for people with preexisting conditions, protections for people of…

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APIAHF Congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Their Historic Win

WASHINGTON—The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their historic win. Juliet K. Choi, chief executive officer of APIAHF released the following statement: “President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris’ victory is historic for the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community. Vice President-elect…

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CDC launches national infection control training initiative

Project Firstline aims to reach every healthcare worker in the U.S.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today launched Project Firstline—a comprehensive infection control program designed to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases in U.S. healthcare settings. The $180 million program features new training for staff in hospitals, outpatient clinics, dialysis centers,…

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