APIAHF

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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American Public Health Association Awards Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award to Kathy Ko Chin

WASHINGTON – Tonight, the American Public Health Association (APHA) will award the Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award to Kathy Ko Chin, executive counselor to the board of Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), for her leadership in social justice for underserved and disadvantaged populations. Earlier this month, Ko Chin retired as the president…

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Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Demand An Accurate 2020 Census: Allow Sufficient Time for Data Processing and Quality Assurance

Congress must act immediately to provide an extension of the statutory reporting deadlines for apportionment and redistricting data. This extension is necessary to ensure the Census Bureau has enough time to properly process the massive amount of Census data collected and provide accurate counts to the President and the states. In the absence of this…

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Senator Hirono Announces Legislation For Health Equity

 HEAA will eliminate health disparities in the U.S. health care system WASHINGTON — Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum congratulate Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (HI) for announcing the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA). This bill is a roadmap for eliminating health and health care disparities by building on previous successful strategies, including the Affordable…

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