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Breaking Affordable Care Act Enrollment Update

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 08.28.2014 | 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...