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How Can We Understand Health Equity Through Enhanced Data?

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BACKGROUND Existing data collection and reporting efforts are inadequate to document, monitor, and identify the health needs of Asian Americans (AAs), Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs). The Health Equity through Enhanced Data (HEED) project is funded by the Office of Minority Health National Umbrella Cooperative Agreement (NUCA). The HEED project seeks to address the…

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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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Amicus Brief in King v. Burwell Supreme Court Case

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The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) filed an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief in King v. Burwell, a case challenging the Affordable Care Act’s tax credits before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case has potentially significant consequences for millions of Americans, including the 4.5 million currently insured through the federal health…

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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…

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Racial Equity Initiative | Louisiana

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Project Goal To improve Family Economic Security for Asian American (AA) children and families in Village de l’Est and the Greater New Orleans area in Louisiana by: 1. Development of the Village de l’Est Sustainable Eco-Farm 2. Implement a community youth leadership development program 3. Advocacy of aquaponics, sustainable agriculture, and local agriculture Communities Served…

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Racial Equity Initiative | Hawaii

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Project Goal To improve the Youth Civic Engagement process, the AIM for Youth Hawaii (AIM HI) project seeks to increase awareness about civic engagement processes and increase youth ages 16-25 involvement in community activities. AIM for Youth Hawaii will: 1. Create a statewide youth advisory council of at least 20-youth representative of each island (Oahu,…

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Racial Equity Initiative | California

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Project Goal Improve access to higher education for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) children and families in Southern California by 1) Increasing the number of NHPI emerging leaders who will become advocates for educational equity in higher education for NHPI students, and 2) Increasing institutional and systemic involvement in addressing educational disparities for NHPI…

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Identifying Vulnerable Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in California Under Health Care Reform

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In 2013, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) did a study on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander small business owners and employees throughout California. We were interested in identifying barriers they faced in getting health insurance, finding out what they knew about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and if they…

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Case Studies to Improve Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Data Collection, Reporting, and Dissemination

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Despite numerous national, state, and local efforts to improve HIV/AIDS surveillance and epidemiology, there continues to be significant gaps in the collection, reporting, and dissemination of HIV/AIDS data related to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) populations. Several states continue to aggregate or “lump” AA and NHPI data into an “other”…