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 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

AA and NHPI Leaders Take Health Reform to their Communities
September 30, 2013

To ensure that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders fully understand their health insurance options, APIAHF, AAPCHO, Advancing Justice-LA, and Advancing Justice-AAJC are embarking on a national education and outreach plan designed to maximize enrollment for the nation’s fastest growing groups. Continue reading

AAPCHO Among Leaders that Met with Obama on AA&NHOPI Issues
May 9, 2013

AAPCHO), as part of a contingent of national Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (AA&NHOPI) leaders, had a historic meeting with President Barack Obama and White House staff yesterday and urged him to revise health reform initiatives so they may better serve the AA&NHOPI population. Continue reading

AAPCHO Applauds Bipartisan Action To Overhaul Immigration Process
January 29, 2013

AAPCHO applauds President Obama’s remarks today to fix the nation’s immigration system. President Obama’s remarks come on the heels of a bipartisan Senate agreement to overhaul immigration laws. Although the details of the president’s blueprint and the Senate’s proposal remain to be negotiated in the coming weeks Continue reading

NIH Awards AAPCHO Over $700,000 to Study Impact of HIT on Asian Americans Living with Viral Hepatitis
January 24, 2013

AAPCHO received a 3-year grant totaling over $700,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop new Health Information Technology (HIT) strategies that increase screening for chronic hepatitis B and reduce the impact of hepatitis B among high-risk Asian American and Pacific Islander populations. First study to evaluate HIT strategies for low-income Asian American and Pacific Islander Populations Infected with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). Continue reading

Response to U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold the ACA
June 28, 2012

AAPCHO applauds today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Long standing supporters of the ACA, AAPCHO and its member community health centers consider the overall ruling a significant victory in the effort to ensure meaningful access to quality, affordable, and culturally and linguistically competent health care for all Americans, particularly medically underserved Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders. Continue reading

AAPCHO Response to Pew Research Center Study on Asian Americans
June 20, 2012

AAPCHO is concerned about the Pew Research Center’s (PRC) report released yesterday, entitled The Rise of Asian Americans. While AAPCHO commends the PRC for conducting this research, we were disappointed that significant challenges facing Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders (AA&NHOPIs)—specifically gaps in access to health care and health disparities—were completely excluded from the report. Continue reading

National Campaign Aims to End Hepatitis B
May 15, 2012

AAPCHO and the Hepatitis B Foundation, with the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health, today launched the “Hep B United” national campaign aimed at bringing attention and action to ending hepatitis B, especially among high-risk Asian American and Pacific Islander populations in the U.S. Continue reading

AAPCHO Marks 25 Years in Washington, D.C.
March 19, 2012

AAPCHO is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a national conference and gala on March 19 and 20, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The event is titled AAPCHO’s 25th Anniversary “Cultivating Traditions of Wellness” and will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Continue reading

AAPCHO Convenes Health Equity Summit
September 19, 2011

AAPCHO in collaboration with the Congressional Tri-Caucus, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), and members of the Summit Host Committee convened the 2011 Health Equity Summit on Saturday, September 17th. Continue reading

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