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Calling All Students: Apply for the Summer 2015 White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Internship Program

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 02.23.2015 | College
Kiran Ahuja

As America’s population becomes increasingly diverse, it is important to have this diversity reflected in the federal workforce. Although Asian ...

National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout: February 25

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

After the great engagement from last year's National Community Google+ Hangout, we are eager to continue the conversation on advancing the AAPI community this year and beyond.

AAPCHO Members Continue Push to Enroll AA&NHOPIs During AAPI Enrollment Week

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Caballero

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Week of Action is underway and with the second ACA enrollment period...

2014: Year in Review for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

WHIAAPI is honored to share with you a number of memorable moments in 2014. Please check out some of our photo and video highlights from the year and tweet your favorites using the hashtag #WHIAAPI.

President Obama Extends Warmest Wishes for Diwali

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Kiran Ahuja

"Knowledge will defeat ignorance, and compassion will triumph over despair."

Pacific Islanders Blockade World's Largest Coal Port

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green

Last week a group of Pacific islanders and Australians worked together to form a flotilla of kayaks and traditional canoes to blockade the world's lar...

Round Two Will Be Even Harder

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

A mere four weeks lie ahead of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) second open enrollment period and all eyes are on Health and Human Services Secretary Burwell to avoid the glitches that plagued efforts last fall.

September 30: Stakeholder Call on the Launch of

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog on September 24, 2014. The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific...

Difficulties Likely To Persist In Enrolling Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders

Kaiser Health News | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

Language and cultural issues, along with immigration concerns, could still pose major barriers to enrolling Asian-Americans, Native Hawaiians and Paci...

Recognizing the Critical Importance of AANAPISIs

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Higher education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity for a talented few; rather, it is a prerequisite for the growing jobs of the new economy.

Breaking Affordable Care Act Enrollment Update

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Caballero

Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) sent hundreds of thousands of notices to individuals, requesting they submit additional d...

Reflecting on 50 Years of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Today, July 2, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the landmark legislation signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Something to Celebrate: Improved Guidelines for Hepatitis B Screening

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Caballero

On May 26, 2014, more people will have the opportunity to get screened, as the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) finalized their recommendation for hepatitis B screening.

Talking About Hepatitis B and HIV: Working to End the Stigma

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Caballero

Co-authored by Isha Weerasinghe, AAPCHO hepatitis B policy fellow Have you ever felt like you could be in someone else's shoes? That's what Mei felt ...

National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout: February 20

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Note: A version of this blog was originally posted on the White House Blog on February 11, 2014. Please join the White House Initiative on Asian Am...

Pacific Warriors Declare: "We Are Not Drowning, We Are Fighting"

Fenton Lutunatabua | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Fenton Lutunatabua

We are as much helpless victims of climate change, as the Pacific Islands are ONLY holiday destinations. The truth is, we are not drowning, we are fighting.

Improving Data Collection on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

The lack of reliable health data for this population has made it difficult to assess their health status and health care utilization. However, the available data for this population indicate that it experiences significant health disparities when compared to other groups.

Health Reform's Success Depends on Language Access

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Ko Chin

March 23 marks the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. As we celebrate this year's birthday, let's make sure that all communities, including those who don't speak English, are able to benefit.

Congress Gets Some Color: How Tuesday Made Minority History

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

This week, we broke all the records. We now have the first Asian American and Pacific Islander majority district in the continental United States, which I've been elected to serve in Congress as the representative of California's 17th District.

A Victory for Communities of Color and for the Nation

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been the subject of endless debate, commentary, political jockeying and legal analysis, on Thursday we learned a simple lesson: real people can win.

PHOTOS: 7 Vessels Venture 15,000 Nautical Miles Across The Pacific On Solar Energy

Posted 11.05.2011 | Green

From the Pacific Voyagers: In April, seven traditional Polynesian ocean-going vessels called vakas, and their 16 member crews, set sail on a 15,000...

PHOTOS: Pacific Voyagers Expedition Powered By Solar Energy

Posted 10.12.2011 | Green

From Pacific Voyagers: In April, seven traditional Polynesian ocean-going vessels called vakas, and their 16 member crews, set sail on a 15,000 nau...

Asian American and Pacific Islander Organizations Express Concern Regarding Xenophobic Campaign Rhetoric

Gregory Cendana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gregory Cendana

Many people have voted, will vote and are going to vote as the 2010 Midterm Elections are coming to a close. As we begin to debrief and reflect on the...