Comparing Presidential Health Platforms

Fact Sheet

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. We believe in health justice and work with community advocates, public health leaders and policymakers to generate policy and systems changes that benefit our communities…


The Affordable Care Act: Medicaid Expansion and the Health Insurance Exchange in our States


This map represents the states where AIM for Equity partners are located and highlights their progress toward implementing the Affordable Care Act’s significant components—the Medicaid Program Expansions and the Health Insurance Exchanges. While these two health policy changes represent an important way for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AAs & NHPIs) to access…


APIAHF Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief Supporting Health Care Reform

Health Brief

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), on behalf of 39 community-based organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, filed a historic amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The brief – APIAHF’s first appearance before the U.S.…


Health Care Reform and Pacific Islanders: Increasing Access and Quality


This webinar focused on expanded access to coverage, health disparities, and funding opportunities for community-based organizations under health care reform. APIAHF Policy Analyst Paulo Pontemayor discussed the health insurance exchanges and health care provisions that will help reduce health disparities among Pacific Islanders. Don Novo, Medicaid Program Branch Manager, and Tom Schenck, Region IX Pacific…


Pacific Islanders and Health Care Reform: Access and Coverage


This webinar focused on access and coverage issues. Dr. Garth Graham, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Minority Health, provided welcome remarks. Herb Schultz, Director of the Region IX office, opened the webinar with an overview of the Department of Health and Human Services, the role of the Region IX office, and key benefits…