Become a Member
AAPCHO invites your organization to join in our commitment to building healthier Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander (AA&NHOPI) communities.
AAPCHO’s Board of Directors reviews membership applications twice a year during its board meetings. Board meetings occur in March and September. If your organization is interested in becoming a member of AAPCHO, please contact Nina Agbayani.
Full membership in the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations is open to not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), community health centers whose primary mission is to provide direct primary care services to medically underserved populations, consisting largely of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA & NHOPIs), living in the United States, its territories, and freely associated states. The level of primary care services offered must be similar to FQHCs or FQHC look-alikes.
Associate membership in the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations is open to not-for-profit community health centers, organizations and associations which are committed to the mission and goals of AAPCHO.
- The Board of Directors is nominated and elected by the full members of AAPCHO. These designated individuals also represent their member organizations in transactions with AAPCHO.
- Although associate members do not have a voting seat on the Board of Directors, they are encouraged to participate in all other board activities including attending board meetings, participating on board committees, and shaping the organization’s advocacy efforts.
Participation in National Advocacy Efforts and Programs
- Partner in a national effort to promote quality, comprehensive, community-driven health care services that are financially reasonable and culturally and linguistically appropriate for low-income, limited-English proficient AA & NHOPIs throughout the United States, its territories, and freely associated states.
- Build partnerships with national leaders and advocates to improve health promotion and disease prevention, and ultimately improve the health status of AA & NHOPIs in the United States, its territories, and freely associated states.
- Be informed of legislation and regulations which may affect your center’s ability to service your target population. AAPCHO works with its member organizations to ensure successful transitions into new health care environments which are rapidly and constantly changing.
- Work in collaboration with national leaders in health care service delivery for low-income, limited-English proficient AA & NHOPI populations. AAPCHO’s programs are national demonstration projects addressing the needs and concerns of its member organizations and the communities they serve. AAPCHO’s full members are given the right of first refusal in all program activities where contract activities are available.
- Increase the visibility of AA & NHOPI primary health care abilities and needs across the United States, its territories, and freely associated states.
- Through the expertise found within its membership, AAPCHO will facilitate the sharing of information and expertise within its membership and between others working toward similar goals of improving the health status of AA & NHOPIs.
- Through its membership and staff, AAPCHO can facilitate linkages to federal health agencies, the National Association of Community Health Centers, State Primary Care Associations, and federal, state, and local policy makers.
- Participate in advocacy efforts promoting activities that improve the health status of AA & NHOPIs in the United States, its territories, and freely associated states.
- Receive legislative and other policy updates pertaining to primary care for AA & NHOPIs.
- Receive AAPCHO publications and reports at no charge or at reduced rates.
- Receive legislative and policy updates and analysis.
- Assistance, support, and information in seeking funding sources.
- Assistance with database development, data collection, and analysis.
- Assistance with identification of data sources and literature research.
- Participate in AAPCHO-sponsored training activities at reduced rates or at no charge.