HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS. Currently, there is no effective cure for HIV/AIDS but with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled.
AA NH/PI communities are large and growing rapidly. AAs are the fastest growing racial or ethnic group in the country. Funders, elected officials, and federal and state agencies need to have a better understanding of the community partner organizations that they depend on for health and related services in order to fight COVID and build health equity more broadly.
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!
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.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer can occur regardless of gender – learn about symptoms, risk factors, and how you can screen and prevent breast cancer!
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. According to the Office of Minority Health, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are the groups that are least likely to seek help. For those who know someone in need of assistance, don’t forget to ask, be there, keep them safe, help them connect, and follow up.
Did you know that men who racially identified as NH/PI had significantly higher rates of prostate cancer incidence? This October, for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we urge you to learn the signs, symptoms, and risk factors to help prevent prostate cancer.
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. AA NH/PI women are at a higher risk for ovarian cancer. Learn about your risk, get checked, and spread awareness.
August is National Breastfeeding Month! Nationwide, there are only a few cultural breastfeeding coalitions currently serving AA NH/PI communities. Go to usbreastfeeding.org, breastfeedla.org, and breastfeedinghawaii.org for more information on how to support our communities.
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) with the COVID Collaborative and Hart Research, released the results of a nationwide COVID-19 survey that focused specifically on the diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. Over 1,500 people participated in the study, which presents disaggregated data for ethnic groups, evaluates vaccination…