APIAHF

APIAHF Congratulates President Obama and Welcomes Historically Diverse 113th Congress

For immediate release November 7, 2012 WASHINGTON—The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) congratulates President Barack Obama on his reelection and welcomes new and returning members of the 113th Congress. The 113th Congress will be one of the most diverse, welcoming 18 female senators including Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), who becomes the first…

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New Report Finds Major Barriers to Accessing Health Insurance for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Small Businesses; Health Reform Offers Opportunities to Close Coverage Gaps

For immediate release October 11, 2012 Washington, D.C. – A new report by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) analyzes the challenges that Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) small business owners face in providing health insurance coverage for themselves and their employees, and the numerous opportunities available…

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APIAHF Awarded Prestigious CDC Grant

For immediate release October 1, 2012 Washington, D.C. – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) has been awarded a major grant through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program. The grant will fund a newly developed project—Strategies to Reach and Implement the…

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APIAHF Reacts to AT&T’s ‘It Can Wait’ Pledge Drive

For Immediate Release August 16, 2012 Washington, D.C.—The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the following statement in response to AT&T’s announcement of September 19th’s “No Text on Board Pledge Day” aimed at building an echo chamber around the issue of distracted driving. Advancements in technology and improved access have been great…

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Health, Equity and Civil Rights Groups Stand in Solidarity with Sikh Americans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2012 Contact: The VENG Group Amina Abbas 202. 499.7027, x 104 252. 367. 7504 Weber Shandwick Emil Hill 202.585.2741 202.285.0488 Washington, DC – The following is a statement by leading national health, equity, and civil rights groups, joining together as America Healing grantees of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, in response…

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APIAHF Reacts to Oak Creek, Wisconsin Tragedy

For Immediate Release August 8, 2012 Washington, D.C.—The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the following statement in response to the shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, that left six dead and many others injured on August 5, 2012. APIAHF stands united with the Sikh American community. This attack…

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House Votes to Repeal Health Reform

For Immediate Release July 11, 2012 Washington, D.C. – Anti-health reform members in the U.S. House of Representatives made a largely symbolic vote today to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—less than two weeks after a historic Supreme Court ruling declared the law constitutional. The ACA has already provided coverage options for 97,000 Asian American…

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Victory for Health Care Reform, Supreme Court Upholds Historic Law!

For Immediate Release June 28, 2012 Washington, D.C. – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) celebrated today’s historic decision by the United States Supreme Court upholding in its entirety the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—at its core a civil rights law that brings us closer to health equality for all. “Today is a…

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Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona SB 1070 Concerning for Civil Rights

For Immediate Release June 22, 2012 Washington, D.C. – The Supreme Court ruled today that most of Arizona’s SB 1070—the state’s anti-immigration law—was preempted by federal law and therefore unconstitutional. The Court, however, upheld the most controversial provision, the racial profiling provision which allows law enforcement to determine a person’s immigration status if they have…

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