Liver Cancer (Samoan)


October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Office of Minority Health, chronic liver disease was the sixth leading cause of death for AAPIs between the ages of 25-44. Learn more about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors and how you can protect yourself and your family from liver cancer. Read the English version…


Diabetes Awareness Month – Samoan

Fact Sheet, FAQ, Infographics

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is a long lasting health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. Learn more about the statistics for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, risk factors, signs & symptoms, prevention, and resources!


Clinical Trial Diversity Factsheet

Fact Sheet

The demographic diversity of the U.S. is constantly rising, however, minorities including Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) are lacking. We are unable to achieve health equity without the knowledge that comes with having minorities involved in the clinical trial process. Diversity in these trials will enable the scientific community to provide more accurate information…


COFA Medicaid Factsheet

Fact Sheet

Health care restored for COFA citizens in December 2020 Omnibus COVID Relief Bill. The restoration of Medicaid eligibility to COFA citizens became effective on December 28, 2020. As of that date, COFA citizens lawfully residing under the Compacts in the 50 states and District of Columbia, and at the option of the Governor of Puerto…

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The Health Care Law and You (Samoan)


The Health Care Law and You is a presentation developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to educate community members about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. This resource has been translated by the Office of Public Engagement at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services into the following languages: Chinese,…


Health Care Reform and Pacific Islanders: Increasing Access and Quality


This webinar focused on expanded access to coverage, health disparities, and funding opportunities for community-based organizations under health care reform. APIAHF Policy Analyst Paulo Pontemayor discussed the health insurance exchanges and health care provisions that will help reduce health disparities among Pacific Islanders. Don Novo, Medicaid Program Branch Manager, and Tom Schenck, Region IX Pacific…