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How Can We Understand Health Equity Through Enhanced Data?

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BACKGROUND Existing data collection and reporting efforts are inadequate to document, monitor, and identify the health needs of Asian Americans (AAs), Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs). The Health Equity through Enhanced Data (HEED) project is funded by the Office of Minority Health National Umbrella Cooperative Agreement (NUCA). The HEED project seeks to address the…

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Leveraging Community Coalitions to Improve Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health Data (Report)

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BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW According to the 2010 decennial Census, there are 18.2 million Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the United States, yet relatively little is known about the health and health access issues affecting these communities. The need to collect more baseline data on minority health to guide interventions and health promotion…

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Amicus Brief in King v. Burwell Supreme Court Case

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The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) filed an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief in King v. Burwell, a case challenging the Affordable Care Act’s tax credits before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case has potentially significant consequences for millions of Americans, including the 4.5 million currently insured through the federal health…

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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…

#GetCovered Message Template

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Why #GetCovered? Open enrollment under the health reform law known as “Obamacare” begins October 1, 2013. Our goal is to make sure people across the country are informed about open enrollment and the new health reform law. This is a Tumblr account showing community members across the country supporting the new health care law and…

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Identifying Vulnerable Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in California Under Health Care Reform

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In 2013, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) did a study on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander small business owners and employees throughout California. We were interested in identifying barriers they faced in getting health insurance, finding out what they knew about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and if they…

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Immigration Reform Without Health Care = A Risky Proposition

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Immigration reform and access to health care cannot be a zero sum game. The economic and human toll is too great. To have a more sustainable and prosperous future, America’s health care system must work for everyone, regardless of immigration status. Our nation is stronger and healthier when everyone has access to affordable health care…

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Health Insurance Marketplace One-Pager Template

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Do you want to educate your community about the Health Insurance Marketplace? Here’s a one-page template about the Health Insurance Marketplace that you can customize for your own organization. To customize this one-pager, download the word document and include your logo at the top of the page. Then, disseminate the one-pager to your community partners,…

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Make “Opportunity for All” a Reality

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America cannot live up to her commitment of opportunity for all unless we tackle our immigration system in a way that makes sense, promotes responsibility, brings families together and advances the nation’s health and security. Access to health care is a critical part of this equation. New reforms should expand and protect access to health…