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Written Statement for the Record for the Hearing Entitled "Strengthening Medicaid and Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable"

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The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this written testimony for the record for the February 1, 2017 hearing before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce entitled “Strengthening Medicaid and Prioritizing the Most Vulnerable.” APIAHF is a national health justice organization that influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations…

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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

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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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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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Improving the Road to Coverage: ACA Outreach and Enrollment Two Year Overview

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Action for Health Justice (AHJ) is a collaborative of over 70 community-based organizations and Federally Qualified Health Centers, and four national advocacy organizations working across 22 states who came together to help Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders enroll in health insurance coverage options through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This infographic is a…

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Blueprint For a Better America: Ensuring Our Immigration System Advances the Health and Well-Being of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and All Immigrants

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As the country continues to grow and prosper, the participation and progress of our nation’s nearly 20 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are crucial to the health and welfare of the nation as a whole. Over the past decade, more immigrants have come to the U.S. from Asia than from any other region…