In April, 2020, three weeks after the novel COVID-19 pandemic was declared, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum surveyed 45 community partners to assess their needs in responding to the national crisis.

The respondents are located across 23 different states that cover all regions of the U.S. Ten of the organizations focus on Southeast Asian populations, 9 focus on Native Hawaiian and/or Pacific Islander populations, 3 focus on East Asian populations, and the rest serve multiple Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) populations.