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Obesity and Overweight Among Asian American Children and Adolescents

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Childhood obesity and overweight have been linked to a host of health, behavioral, and psychological problems. They include: chronic health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and asthma (1-4), developmental problems such as low self-esteem, becoming victims or perpetrators of bullying or other disruptive behaviors, and performing poorly academically (5-13). Children who are obese or…

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Public-Private Partnerships for Data Equity


In 2015, APIAHF received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to implement the Data Equity Project. This project sought to address: (1) the underutilization of national health data and (2) the limited efforts by federal and state agencies to promote higher quality data collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination of AA and NHPI health…

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Social Media Guide


Social media can become overwhelming especially if you are new to it. Thankfully, there are some ways to help you get through the beginning stages of building your social media sites. Consider some of the strategies in this guide and look through the guide to learn more about Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Brief on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Report

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Epidemiologic Profile 2010: Asians and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders In August 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a groundbreaking report focusing on the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities and their disease burden for several viral communicable diseases: specifically, HIV /AIDS; viral hepatitis; sexually…

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2011 Health Equity Summit Program


The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) and members of the Summit Host Committee are convening the 2011 Health Equity Summit to bring together diverse communities with our nation’s experts in health care, civil rights, and government to discuss policy reforms and initiatives that…