Become a Member

AAPCHO invites your organization to join in our commitment to building healthier Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) 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 complete and submit our updated 2018 Membership Application to

For more information about AAPCHO’s membership types and benefits, see below or download our Membership Flyer.

Membership Types

Full Membership
Open to not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), community health centers whose mission includes providing direct primary care services to medically underserved populations, living in the United States, its territories, and freely associated states. Qualifying community health centers must serve a minimum of 30% Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPI) patients OR a minimum of 5,000 AA and NHPI patients. The level of primary care services offered must be similar to FQHCs or FQHC look-alikes.

Associate Membership
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.


Membership Benefits

Board Participation

  • 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 and NHPIs 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&NHPIs 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 and NHPI 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 and NHPI 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 and NHPIs.
  • 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 and NHPIs in the United States, its territories, and freely associated states.
  • Receive legislative and other policy updates pertaining to primary care for AA and NHPIs.


  • Receive AAPCHO publications and reports at no charge or at reduced rates.
  • Receive legislative and policy updates and analysis.

Technical Assistance

  • 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.