PRESS RELEASE

AAPCHO Convenes National Advisory Committee Meeting on AAPI Health Issues

July 18, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

San Francisco – July 18, 2005 – The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) kicked-off its first national advisory committee conference entitled, “Go Beyond: Fostering Collaborations that Invest in Primary Health Care for Underserved Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.”

The 3-day conference brings together experts from a variety of health fields and disciplines, and provides them with the opportunity to discuss the health issues of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), and how to improve health care access for this population.

The event will also cover a broad range of issues including hepatitis B, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, health access for emerging AAPI populations in the Midwest and mountain regions, and research.

“This conference gives us the unique opportunity to move a myriad of health issues facing medically underserved AAPIs, from hepatitis B to diabetes to lack of data on this population forward,” said Jeffrey B. Caballero, Executive Director at AAPCHO. “We are extremely fortunate to have this elite group of leaders, many of whom are at the forefront of AAPI health, help us to comprehensively address these important and complex issues.”

The conference was convened with support from the Office of Minority Health, Office of the Secretary, Bureau of Primary Health Care, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Gilead Pharmaceutical Company, and AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical Company.

Media Relations

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

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