HPV Routine Immunizations Fact Card

There is no way to know who will develop cancer or other health problems from HPV infection. However, HPV vaccination could prevent more than 90% of the estimated 33,700 cases of cancer attributable to HPV infection that are diagnosed each year in the U.S. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, Asian and…


Hepatitis B Routine Immunizations Fact Card

The hepatitis B vaccine is safe and the most widely used vaccine in the world. The hepatitis B vaccine is 2, 3, or 4 doses depending on the type. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up over 50% of hepatitis B cases in the U.S. and…


Tdap Routine Immunizations Fact Card

The Tdap vaccine can prevent tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Tetanus enters the body through cuts or wounds. Diphtheria and pertussis are spread from person to person but the vaccine has been reported to be highly effective for all 3 cases.


Shingles Routine Immunizations Fact Card

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox. VZV stays inactive in the body after chickenpox recovery. This virus can reactivate later, causing shingles. According to a 2019 data report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 23% of Asian Americans over…




The third annual national survey explores the priorities and challenges of nearly 100 Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander serving community-based organizations post the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Key highlights include: Top Five Emerging Health Programming Funding Gaps: People With Disabilities  LGBTQI+ Health Maternal & Child Health Addiction & Substance Abuse …


2023 Comment Letter to HHS and CMS in Support of Plan to Expand Health Coverage to DACA Recipients

Letter, Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and its national, state, and local partners strongly support the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposed Rule to end the exclusion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients from eligibility to purchase plans and obtain subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces…


Designing Culturally Responsive Health and Nutrition Programs


    A Guidebook for Community-Based Organizations and Health Agencies The story of Asian and Pacific Islander immigrants introducing new cuisines to American culture traces back as far back as the early 19th century.  Westernization and acculturation have caused a changing diet and lifestyle for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders. To address these…


Colorectal Cancer (Vietnamese)

Fact Sheet, FAQ, Infographics

Asian Americans have one of the lowest rates of large intestinal cancer screening in the United States with only 52% up-to-date on their screening compared to 66% among non-Hispanic whites. An infographic was created to bring awareness to the importance of colorectal cancer screening, prevention, and treatment.