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.

National Network Aims to Eliminate Tuberculosis Across At-Risk Communities
November 17, 2020

Today, the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF), and Stop TB USA, with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released the following statement introducing the “Tuberculosis (TB) Community Engagement Network (CEN)” initiative. Continue reading

AAPCHO Stands in Solidarity with Black Community, Calls for Concrete Actions to Address Racism as Public Health Crises
June 1, 2020

The tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery in recent weeks have further exposed deep-seated systemic racism and injustice toward Black Americans and other communities of color in U.S. society… Jeffrey Caballero, executive director of AAPCHO, released the following statement calling for solidarity and concrete actions to bring real change and promote justice and equity. Continue reading

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

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