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

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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…

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Obesity and Overweight Among Asian American Children and Adolescents

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Childhood obesity and overweight have been linked to a host of health, behavioral, and psychological problems. They include: chronic health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and asthma (1-4), developmental problems such as low self-esteem, becoming victims or perpetrators of bullying or other disruptive behaviors, and performing poorly academically (5-13). Children who are obese or…

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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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Improving the Road to ACA Coverage: Policy Recommendations for Enrollment Success

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) presents a historic opportunity to provide affordable, quality health insurance and coverage to millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans. Many organizations and collaboratives, including Action for Health Justice, have been actively involved in implementing the ACA across the country. This brief highlights some of the major barriers…