To be a national leader and critical voice for Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) community health centers (CHCs) and consumers, ensuring that our communities have better access to affordable, high quality, and culturally and linguistically proficient health care.


AAPCHO is dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration, and leadership that improves the health status and access of AAs and NHPIs within the United States, its territories, and freely associated states, primarily through our member CHCs.

Our Story

About AAPCHO Info Sheet (PDF)

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) was formed in 1987 by CHCs primarily serving medically underserved AAs and NHPIs. The goal of these organizations was to create a national voice to advocate for the unique and diverse health needs of AA and NHPI communities and the community health providers that served those needs.

Since that time, we have advocated for policies and programs that improve the provision of health care services that are community driven, financially affordable, linguistically accessible, and culturally appropriate.

Advocacy Work »

Among other things, we develop, test, and evaluate health education and promotion programs with national significance. We also offer technical assistance and training to promote the establishment and expansion of services for medically underserved AA and NHPI communities. And lastly, as a unified voice of our membership, we share our collective knowledge and experience with policy makers at the national, state, and local levels. For more on our story, read about our Guiding Principles and Values.

Learn About Our Programs »