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Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Comment Letter

Letter, Testimony and Comments

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the undersigned national, state, and local organizations commend HHS-OCR for restoring and clarifying critical healthcare protections in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (Section 1557). While we continue to urge congress to make healthcare more accessible and affordable for all, we are encouraged to see that the…

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Letter to USCIS regarding public charge

Letter

The 2019 Public Charge Final Rule continues to have a chilling effect for immigrant families trying to access health care, even when much of the rule is no longer in effect. To address these concerns, the US Department of Homeland Security and US Citizenship and Immigration Services recently sought comment for its new proposed public…

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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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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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COVID-19 Language and Communications Access Letter to Congress

Letter

We are organizations that work with and advocate for Limited English Proficient (LEP) populations, deaf and hard-of-hearing communities, blind persons, and people who cannot rely on speech to be heard and understood. We write to you in support of ensuring the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic adequately meets the communication and language access needs…

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APIAHF Letter to Congressional Leaders on COFA and COVID-19

Letter

I am writing you, as you develop the highly needed next phases of COVID-19 response legislation, to ask that you include in it the bipartisan Covering Our FAS Allies Act (COFA Act, H.R. 4821 and S.2218). We appreciate that the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act (H.R. 6379) did include this measure, though we…