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Health Equity through Enhanced Data (Health Through Action Arizona)

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In the state of Arizona there are limited publicly available data on Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian (AA and NHPI) health risks and challenges. This limitation has a negative impact on community health programs and funding priorities. Without accurate local data, public health interventions rely on anecdotes and nationally collected data for 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…

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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,…