October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer can occur regardless of gender – learn about symptoms, risk factors, and how you can screen and prevent breast cancer!
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. According to the Office of Minority Health, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are the groups that are least likely to seek help. For those who know someone in need of assistance, don’t forget to ask, be there, keep them safe, help them connect, and follow up.
Did you know that men who racially identified as NH/PI had significantly higher rates of prostate cancer incidence? This October, for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we urge you to learn the signs, symptoms, and risk factors to help prevent prostate cancer.
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. AA NH/PI women are at a higher risk for ovarian cancer. Learn about your risk, get checked, and spread awareness.
August is National Breastfeeding Month! Nationwide, there are only a few cultural breastfeeding coalitions currently serving AA NH/PI communities. Go to usbreastfeeding.org, breastfeedla.org, and breastfeedinghawaii.org for more information on how to support our communities.
This FAQ is part of a series answering questions about implementation of Medicaid for eligible Compact of Free Association (COFA) persons and advocacy opportunities at the federal, state and local levels.