Statements and Releases

Welcome to AAPCHO’s media room where you will find press highlights, latest news, and multimedia presentations about our work. We invite you to explore the left sidebar to navigate our media room and to check this section often to stay informed about what AAPCHO is doing to improve the health status and access of our communities.

AAPCHO’s press releases and statements are listed below in chronological order.
View archived press releases here.

AAPCHO Commends Introduction of Resolution Designating National Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination Awareness Day
April 30, 2019

AAPCHO today welcomed the introduction of a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to designate April 30 as National Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination Awareness Day… [which] aims to highlight the need to significantly increase adult hepatitis B testing and vaccination for all people at risk, including Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Continue reading

AAPCHO Applauds Introduction of Dream and Promise Act
March 12, 2019

AAPCHO today applauded the introduction of the Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6). The legislation creates a pathway to citizenship for more than two million Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure recipients, including hundreds of thousands of Asian Americans. Continue reading

Joint Statement of America’s Health Centers Opposing Public Charge Proposal
October 10, 2018

AAPCHO with the undersigned organizations express our concern and united opposition to the proposed rule. As representatives of America’s health centers and the 28 million patients they serve, we work together to ensure access to quality and affordable health care for all in need, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. The health center model and mission is to ensure access to affordable health care so that all individuals can contribute to their communities and reach their full potential. As currently drafted, this proposed rule is in direct contrast to this mission. Continue reading

Health Care Providers Meet with Trump Administration to Decry Proposal Intended to Scare Immigrants Away from Health Care
June 29, 2018

AAPCHO issued the following statement directly after meeting with Trump administration officials today, along with other community health center leaders, to denounce the negative health and financial consequences of a draft proposal that would deny U.S. residency (green cards) to lawfully-present immigrants if they or their family members use Medicaid, health insurance subsidies, and other health and food programs. The proposed regulation would pose significant economic impact, and force families to choose between health care and keeping their families together. Continue reading

AAPCHO Joins More than Two Thousand to Rally in Support of Immigrant Rights at Supreme Court
April 18, 2016

AAPCHO joined immigrant families and their supporters, including elected officials and legal experts, at a rally for immigrant rights on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court today. The Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments in United States v. Texas, a case that will determine the expansion of DACA and the establishment of DAPA programs. The new and expanded programs could benefit five million undocumented immigrants, including nearly half a million Asian Americans. Continue reading

Health Center Physician Among Experts to Testify at Congressional Hearing on Rescuing Human Trafficking Victims
December 2, 2015

A physician from Asian Health Services, a member health center of AAPCHO, provided testimony in a congressional hearing on identifying and rescuing human trafficking victims. One-third of trafficked persons in the country are Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, comprising the largest group of people trafficked into the United States. The testimony presented highlights how health centers are essential in identifying and providing care for these and other populations at risk of being trafficked. Continue reading

National Action for Health Justice Collaborative Continues to Provide Resources to Support Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health Care Enrollment
October 30, 2015

Action for Health Justice (AHJ), a national coalition of more than 70 health groups including community-based organizations and health centers, is working to provide one-on-one assistance to those who need help navigating the enrollment process or require assistance in Asian and Pacific Islander languages in 22 states. Continue reading

AAPCHO Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Uphold ACA Subsidies
June 25, 2015

Message from Jeffrey B. Caballero, executive director of AAPCHO, sent to AAPCHO’s 35 member health organizations: “Dear AAPCHO Members, Today, the Supreme Court issued a historic ruling in the King v. Burwell case… AAPCHO applauds this decision and strongly supports the core premise: that federal subsidies and tax credits offered under the ACA be preserved…” Continue reading

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