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Nationwide Survey of AANHPI on COVID-19

Fact Sheet, Report, Summary

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) with the COVID Collaborative and Hart Research, released the results of a nationwide COVID-19 survey that focused specifically on the diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. Over 1,500 people participated in the study, which presents disaggregated data for ethnic groups, evaluates vaccination…

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Written Testimony of Juliet K. Choi Before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee: Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submit written testimony for the record for the March 18, 2021 hearing before the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee entitled “Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans.” The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted AA NHPI communities in multiple ways. AA NHPI communities face a public health emergency…

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Policy Recommendations: Health Equity Cannot Be Achieved Without Complete and Transparent Data Collection and the Disaggregation of Data

Health Brief

This policy brief provides a series of policy recommendations to address these inequities through legislation, regulatory changes, or policy guidance at both the state and federal level. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to overwhelm our nation. Comprehensive data by racial and ethnic subgroups must be openly and transparently reported, collected, analyzed, and shared in order to…

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Support Letter for Health Coverage in COVID-19 Relief Package

Letter

In a letter to Congress co-led by Families USA and Community Catalyst, over 215 organizations representing consumers advocates, labor, equity organizations, providers, plans, patients, public health organizations, child advocates, disability rights groups, aging organizations, and more issued strong support for the American Rescue Plan, specifically the health coverage provisions. At a moment when diverse stakeholders…

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Letter to CDC on COVID-19 Vaccine Data

Letter

APIAHF and Trust for America’s Health (TFAH)’s letter to the CDC with recommendations to address demographic data collection as part of the national vaccine distribution strategy. Disparities in COVID-19 impact are also present in vaccine distribution and administration efforts. While many factors may be contributing to lower vaccination rates in communities of color, it is…

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Comments on CMS-9912-IFC: Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submitted this comment letter in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interim Final Rule “Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. … We are writing to express our deep concern about several provisions of this IFR. In…

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Statement on Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine

Letter

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH), and the undersigned organizations who together represent the national collaborative of Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) organizations who are the primary contractors with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to…

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COVID-19 Language Access Legislation Letter to Congressional Leadership

Letter

National and State & Local Organizational Letter to Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, and Minority Leader McCarthy  We are organizations that care about the health of limited English Proficient (LEP), deaf, hard-of-hearing, and DeafBlind communities, blind persons, and people who cannot rely on speech to be heard and understood. Sadly, the needs of…

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What Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Community Organizations Need in the Face of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Fact Sheet

 In April, 2020, three weeks after the novel COVID-19 pandemic was declared, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum surveyed 45 community partners to assess their needs in responding to the national crisis. The respondents are located across 23 different states that cover all regions of the U.S. Ten of the organizations focus on Southeast Asian populations,…