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Health Equity and Accountability Act Will Create A More Equitable Health Care System

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) introduced the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2022 (HEAA). Juliet K. Choi, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum issued the following statement: “The Health Equity and Accountability Act takes a comprehensive and bold approach to reducing and eliminating health and health care…

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APIAHF Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the Atlanta Shootings

WASHINGTON—Last year, three businesses in Georgia were attacked by an assailant resulting in the murder of eight, including six Asian American women. These attacks elevated the invisibility of anti-Asian hate, in particular violence against Asian women, resulting in the enactment of federal laws to address the rising tide of violence against Asian American communities. Juliet…

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APIAHF Response to President Biden’s First State of the Union

WASHINGTON – Tonight, President Biden called for unity in his first State of the Union address to the nation. Juliet K. Choi, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum issued the following statement: “President Biden’s State of the Union highlighted historic firsts that his Administration has achieved, including the enactment…

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APIAHF Welcomes Three New Board Members

WASHINGTON—Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) welcomed Karin Wang, Dr. Jeffrey S. Roh and Dr. Benjamin Eng to the organization’s board of directors. ​​“I’m honored to welcome Karin, Jeff and Ben to the Board,” said Oliver J. Kim, APIAHF board chair. “I’m excited by the diversity in expertise and the Board’s commitment…

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APIAHF Applauds Announcement of Commissioners for the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

WASHINGTON—The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) applauds the announcement of the commissioners for the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Juliet K. Choi, president and CEO of APIAHF gave the following statement: “The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders plays an essential…

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APIAHF Applauds Selection of Co-Chairs and Move to HHS for WHIAANHPI

WASHINGTON—The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) applauds the selection of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Katherine Tai to serve as co-chairs of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI) which will be housed within HHS.…

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Senate Must Pass Build Back Better To Expand Critical Access To Healthcare

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, which will have a transformative impact on the nation’s social safety net. By expanding Medicaid and lowering the costs of healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges, the provisions in the Build Back Better Act will expand access to…

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Communities in Crisis: Survey of AA NH/PI Community-Based Organizations Reveal That 1 in 4 Did Not Receive Any Funding to Address COVID-19 Needs

WASHINGTON – Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released its report titled Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Networks for Community Health in the Age of COVID-19: Results of a National Survey of Community-Based Organizations. Building upon our April 2020 publication , the Report surveys 80 community partners in APIAHF’s national network…

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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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