Comment Letter on Good Guidance Practices Proposed Rule

Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) submits this comment letter in response to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notice of proposed rule regarding “Good Guidance Practices” (“proposed rule”). We raise concerns about several issues impacting consumers, and particularly those who are racial and ethnic minorities, limited English proficient, have…


COVID-19 Language Access Legislation Letter to Congressional Leadership


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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Connecting Limited-English Proficient Individuals to Health Care Services: The Important Role of Community-Based Organizations

Health Brief

This brief discusses the importance of integrating community based organizations (CBOs) into health care delivery systems. It describes the challenges facing hospitals, providers, and CBOs in assisting limited English proficient (LEP) individuals. It also provides a description of community health workers and their role in the healthcare delivery system and current funding models to support…

Action for Health Justice Health Enrollment Glossary


In response to the need for a more accessible, translated glossary of health insurance-related terms, Action for Health Justice (AHJ) created this glossary of health insurance enrollment terms in English and the following 12 Asian and Pacific Islander languages: * Burmese * Chinese – Traditional * Chuukese (Available Soon) * Hindi (Available Soon) * Hmong…


Blueprint For a Better America: Ensuring Our Immigration System Advances the Health and Well-Being of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and All Immigrants


As the country continues to grow and prosper, the participation and progress of our nation’s nearly 20 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are crucial to the health and welfare of the nation as a whole. Over the past decade, more immigrants have come to the U.S. from Asia than from any other region…


Getting AAs and NHPIs Covered


Language Access Infographic Last year we surveyed over 6,500 Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders across 10 states during the Affordable Care Act’s 2014 enrollment period. What did we learn? Language access is still a barrier for our communities to #GetCovered. Tweet