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What Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Community Organizations Need in the Face of the Covid-19 Pandemic

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 In April, 2020, three weeks after the novel COVID-19 pandemic was declared, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum surveyed 45 community partners to assess their needs in responding to the national crisis. The respondents are located across 23 different states that cover all regions of the U.S. Ten of the organizations focus on Southeast Asian populations,…

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Act to Fund Health Insurance Outreach and Enrollment

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For the first time since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the rates of people not enrolled in health insurance have stagnated or increased. Some communities have been particularly impacted: for example, from 2016 the uninsured rate for Native Hawaiians rose from 4.7% to 5.5%, Micronesians from 11.5% to 13.1%, Burmese from 12%…

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Mapping an Emerging National Health Equity Network

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Since 2007, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has invested more than $20 million to support development of health equity collaboration within and across AA and NHPI communities throughout the nation. As a result of this investment – in partnership with the Asian Pacific Islander Health Forum (APIAHF) and Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) – significant learning…

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Reframing the Frame: Towards a More Inclusive Racial Equity Framework

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Representing the fastest growing racial group at almost 19 million, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs) currently comprise approximately 6% of the U.S. population. While their growing presence adds to the rich multicultural landscape of the country, the stark reality is that, in many communities across the country, AAs and NHPIs…

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Leveraging Community Coalitions to Improve Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health Data (Report)

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BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW According to the 2010 decennial Census, there are 18.2 million Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the United States, yet relatively little is known about the health and health access issues affecting these communities. The need to collect more baseline data on minority health to guide interventions and health promotion…

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VOICES 2017 Business Leadership Circle

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Invitation You are invited to join the Business Leadership Circle for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF). For 30 years, APIAHF has been the clear, strong voice in the nation’s capital on health issues for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs)—the fastest growing population of minorities in the…

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Racial Equity Initiative | Mississippi

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Project Goal To improve Family Economic Security by decreasing systemic barriers through: 1. Improved language access policies 2. Increased oil spill recovery jobs for Vietnamese and African-Americans on restoration projects in Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties. Communities Served and Milestones Community Served: Southeast Asians and African Americans, specifically Fisherfolk and Families Milestones * Come Fish…

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Racial Equity Initiative | Michigan

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Project Goal Improve conditions of schools to be more inclusive of South Asian Americans (SAA) children and families in Metropolitan Detroit, Michigan by: 1. Increasing disaggregated data collection efforts through creation of mechanisms (e.g., school and state-level policies) to increase reporting of cultural insensitivity and bullying, and 2. Decreasing incidences of cultural insensitivity and bullying…