Statements and Releases

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

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

AAPCHO Responds to House Medicare Proposal
March 24, 2015

Statement by Jeffrey B. Caballero, executive director of AAPCHO: “There are two primary policy priorities at the heart of AAPCHO’s current efforts: preventing the Primary Care Funding Cliff and extending funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)…” Continue reading

AAPCHO Helps Kick-off First-Ever AAPI Nexus Journal Issue on Community Health Centers

AAPCHO, in collaboration with the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and other partners, launched the AAPI Nexus Journal’s special issue on Community Health Centers (CHCs) serving vulnerable Asian Americans & Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (AA&NHOPIs). CHCs provide primary health care to millions of individuals who are low-income, uninsured, and limited English proficient. Nearly 900,000 AA&NHOPIs are served by CHCs across the country. Continue reading

AAPCHO Supports Amicus Briefs Filed in Response to King v. Burwell
June 28, 2015

Message from Jeffrey B. Caballero, executive director of AAPCHO, sent to AAPCHO’s 35 member health organizations: “Dear AAPCHO Members, AAPCHO, seven* of its members and 63 other organizations, signed on to a brief that was submitted to the Supreme Court… argues strongly that federal subsidies and tax credits offered under the ACA be preserved…” Continue reading

New Enrollment Glossary Available in Asian & Pacific Islander Languages
December 3, 2014

In order to increase the effectiveness of in-person, in-language health care enrollment assistance, Action for Health Justice, released a glossary of commonly used health care terms today. The glossary was created in response to a lack of reference tools for those working with people who do not speak English very well or at all to provide concise and accessible definitions. Continue reading

Hep B United Issues Recommendations on HHS Action Plan
August 12, 2014

Hep B United today released a blueprint report entitled, Opportunities for Federal-Community Collaboration to Reduce Disparities in Hepatitis B: 2014-2016. The report highlights recommendations on how local coalitions and federal agencies can collaborate to further the goals identified in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, Updated 2014-2016. Continue reading

AAPCHO Applauds Introduction of Health Equity Bill
July 30, 2014

AAPCHO today commended the Congressional Tri-Caucus—comprised of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus—and lead sponsor Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) for introducing the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2014 to reduce ethnic and racial disparities in health care access and outcomes. Continue reading

White House Calls Action for Health Justice a “Champion of Change”
April 24, 2014

Speaking at a ceremony today at the White House, Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recognized Action for Health Justice and eight of its partners as Champions of Change for outreaching and enrolling Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (AA and NHPI) in the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading

White House Names Action for Health Justice as Champion of Change
April 22, 2014

Coming on the heels of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) first open enrollment period during which over 8 million Americans signed up, the White House announced that it will honor Action for Health Justice (AHJ) and eight of its partners as Champions of Change. The award recognizes and celebrates the leadership of these organizations in educating Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs) about the new health law. Continue reading

Hep B United Applauds USPSTF for Draft Hepatitis B Screening Recommendation
February 11, 2014

Hep B United, a national campaign to address and eliminate hepatitis B, today applauded the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for issuing a “B” grade, recommending screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in persons at high risk, including Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), who make up 5 percent of the total population in the United States, but account for more than 50 percent of Americans living with chronic hepatitis B. Continue reading

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