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Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health REACH Program

Fact Sheet

REACH – Driving Better Health and Lower Costs Since 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) REACH program has invested in evidence based programs that close gaps in health outcomes for racial and ethnic groups. REACH funds evidence-based and communitydriven prevention efforts that put a stop to expensive and burdensome conditions. As the…

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APIAHF Comment Letter to OCR Section 1557

Letter, Testimony and Comments

APIAHF opposes the proposed changes to Section 1557 in the proposed rule that would limit application of the law to certain covered entities, eliminate protections for LGBTQ+ persons and persons needing reproductive health care, and roll back and eliminate certain language access protections. The NPRM runs counter to the explicit text of Section 1557 and…

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Health Care for COFA Citizens

Fact Sheet

COFA Citizens And Our National Security Since 1986, the Compacts of Free Association (COFA) have defined the relationship between the United States and the independent governments of the Freely Associated States (FAS) including the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. Under the Compact, in exchange for…

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Protections for Language Access are at Risk

Infographics

The Trump Administration has proposed to roll back health care civil rights protections for women, LGBTQ+, and limited English proficient (LEP) people. If this goes unopposed, as many as 25 million LEP Americans could face increased barriers to healthy lives.  

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APIAHF Comment Letter to DHS Public Charge

Letter, Testimony and Comments

The proposed rule would lead to enormous upheaval and harm in the lives of the communities APIAHF advocates on behalf of. Despite this significant change, DHS has provided wholly insufficient evidence for why it is needed, both in terms of alleged policy problems and any circumstances that have changed since the guidance it seeks to…

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Proposed Changes to the Health Care Rights Law and Language Access

Fact Sheet

On May 24, 2019, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the “Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities” notice of proposed rulemaking. HHS proposes a number of changes that would radically reinterpret civil rights protections under the Health Care Rights Law (Section…

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Getting to Universal Coverage (Long)

Public Health Alerts, Testimony and Comments

HOW TO EVALUATE UNIVERSAL COVERAGE PROPOSALS APIAHF has developed this set of Principles against which to evaluate all proposals that aim to make a more just health care system. The Policy Options provide ways to determine if proposals align with our Principles and the needs of our families and communities. Decision makers, advocates, and community…

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APIAHF Comments on SNAP Work Requirements Rule

Letter

In this comment letter APIAHF addresses the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Proposed Rulemaking on Supplemental Nutriton Assistance Program (SNAP) requirements and services for some adult SNAP participants without diagnosed disabilities or dependents in the household, referred to in SNAP as Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs). APIAHF expresses concerns that the proposed changes would…

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Written Statement for the Record for the Hearing Entitled “Strengthening Our Health Care System: Legislation to Lower Consumer Costs and Expand Access”

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this written testimony for the record for the March 6, 2019 hearing before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Health Subcommittee titled “Strengthening Our Health Care System: Legislation to Lower Consumer Costs and Expand Access.” APIAHF endorses the three pieces of legislation being reviewed…