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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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Access to the Affordable Care Act for Asian American and Pacific Islander Small Business Owners and Employees in California

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With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the U.S. healthcare system is undergoing an unprecedented transformation. In 2014, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) conducted a qualitative research project consisting of focus groups and key informant interviews in order to understand how these changes affect underserved populations,…

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Medicaid Reinstatement for COFA Migrants

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COFA Migrants and Our National Security Since 1986, the Compacts of Free Association (COFA) have defined the relationship between the United States and the independent governments of the Freely Associated States (FAS) including: the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau. Under the Compact, in exchange for…

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Confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General

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Dr. Vivek Murthy is President Obama’s nominee for Surgeon General. Despite having two decades of experience and backing by the leading public health and Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander groups, Dr. Murthy’s nomination is being held up in the Senate over political attacks. Dr. Murthy was voted out of committee on February 27,…

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The Affordable Care Act Year-1 Enrollment Overview

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Action for Health Justice (AHJ) consists of four national organizations (Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles), and over 70 community-based organizations and Federally Qualified Heath Centers. In addition, Zero Divide acts as AHJ’s…

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How to Get Insurance (Washington)

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There is a new way for you to shop and apply for affordable health insurance in the Marketplace created by health reform (also known as “Obamacare”). What is the Marketplace? The Washington Healthplanfinder provides an easy way to get health insurance that is the best fit for you. You can look at different health plans,…