PRESS RELEASE

AAPCHO Announces host of new Resources

June 15, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[Archive] Stacy Lavilla
Director of Communications
(510) 272-9536 x110
slavilla@aapcho.org

June 15, 2005 – The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) announced a host of new resources that will better help health care providers and organizations address the health needs of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).

The Oakland, California-based organization released today a series of new products including fact sheets and a new website, AAPCHO.org.

  • The Medically Underserved AAPI Communities (MUAC) Fact Sheets – identifies through a county level assessment, where AAPIs lack access to health care services. The fact sheets also include poverty and limited English proficient (LEP) rates for AAPIs across the country.
  • The AAPI Limited English Proficient (LEP) Fact Sheet – provides information on AAPIs and LEP rates, and examines how an individual’s ability to speak English affects his/her access to health care services.
  • AAPCHO.org – the organization’s newly designed website, which includes a new Members and Partners Only section, will make health and related resources and information on AAPIs more accessible to users. “We are pleased to offer these new resources to organizations and individuals that serve AAPIs,” said Jeffrey B. Caballero, Executive Director at AAPCHO. “We feel that we’re offering new and useful information that will help users better serve AAPI populations, and that we’re providing a vehicle through which they can easily access this information.”

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations is a national, not-for-profit association of community health centers, dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration, and leadership that improves the health status and access of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders within the U.S., its territories, are freely associated states, primarily through its member community health clinics.

Media Relations

Beverly Quintana
(510) 272-9536 x112
bquintana@aapcho.org

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