Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health

Our Mission is to advance the health and health equity of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States, associated jurisdictions, and the diaspora.

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#StopAAPIHate #APIC #antiracist #publichealth

For Immediate Release
March 18, 2021

Jackie Leung
[email protected]

Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
denounces discrimination and heinous racist acts against Asian and Pacific Islanders

Nearly one year ago, we, at the Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health (APIC), in Official Relations with the American Public Health Association, released two statements: one statement denounced discrimination against Asian Americans and the second that we stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Prior to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of hate crimes against our Asian and Pacific Islander communities. In addition to the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community, we have witnessed an increase in criminal acts against our community. Stop AAPI Hate reports, between March 19,2020 and February 28, 2021, there have been 3,795 reported hate crimes against the Asian American community.

We are angry and frustrated that hateful acts against Asian and Pacific Islander communities continue to occur. The recent tragedy of the systematic murder of eight people, six of them Asian women, who worked in spas in Georgia to the continued harm against Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who are senselessly attacked on the street highlight the ongoing intersectional harm occuring in our communities. We send our deepest condolences to the families of the 8 people murdered. We support holding the perpetrators who caused harm to our community accountable for their despicable actions.

This recent tragedy is a reminder that we must continue to address racism as a public health crisis. We do not condone acts of violence and racism. We stand in solidarity with our Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Asian and Pacific Islander communities are facing discrimination, hostility, and violence across the United States. In addition, we reject attitudes that divide communities of color against each other. We encourage everyone to stay mindful, supportive of one another, and to stay well in this time of crisis.

For the most up-to-date information and resources about what you can do to address hate crimes against Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Please see the following resources:

Reporting a suspected hate crime:
Stand Against Hatred
Stop AAPI Hate:
Mental Health Resources(US based):
Asian Mental Health Collective
The Crisis Line: Call: 1-800-273-TALK; Asian Languages: 1-877-990-8585
The Trans Lifeline Call: 1-877-565-8860
Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American (APISAA) Therapist Directory
Solidarity Action/Calls to Action: White House’s Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States

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APIC is the Vision & Voice for Asian & Pacific Islander Public Health and Health Equity. Our mission is to advance the health and health equity of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States, associated jurisdictions, and the diaspora, in affiliation with the American Public Health Association.
For more information: 11/18/2019

APIC 2019-2020 Election

Interested in becoming #APILeaders? We still have open board positions! Deadline TODAY 11/18 at 11:59 PM. Check us out at #APICaucus #HealthEquity #APIhealth #healthpolicy The Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus (APIC) for Public Health is creating the future for Asian & Pacific Islander Health. In 1974, we were founded to address public health issues affecting AP*s in the United States and associated jurisdictions in affiliation with the American Public Health Assoc...


We're coming to the end of #APHA2019. Happy Hour time? Come to Marriott 411/412 to celebrate with #APICaucus at the Student and Early Career Professional Social and Networking. FREE for all, regardless of your APHA registration! Sign up --> 11/05/2019

Other Priority AAPI Concerns

4320 Tues 3:00-4:00PM at Marriott 411/412.
Let's discuss other priority areas of #AAPI research that are not addressed in other APIC sessions. #APIHealth at individual & neighborhood level, addressing #PublicCharge, etc. #APICaucus #APHA2019 The purpose of this session is to describe, interpret, evaluate, compare and discuss other priority areas of AA & PI research that are not addressed in the other APIC session themes.


Join APIC TODAY at Marriott 411/412 from 6:30-8:00PM FREE at APIC Students/Professionals Networking & Happy Hour. Meet our board members and other cool APIC students and professionals. #APICaucus #APHA2019 #HappyHour 11/05/2019

Addressing Mental Health in AAP*s

Session 4230.0 Addressing Mental Health in #AAPI will be Tues, at 1-2:30PM at Marriott 411/412. Let's examine stigma, current trends, disparities, and evidence-based program related to #MentalHealth in #AAPICommunities.
#APICaucus #APHA2019 @aphamh This session aims to characterize determinants, interventions, health care approaches, methods of dissemination, and qualitative tools and assessments related to mental health in AA & PI communities. 11/05/2019

Innovative Research to Examine AAPI Health

Want to learn more about innovative research methods and translational science approaches to examine #AAPIHealth? Come to our 4130.0 session from 10:30-12:00PM at Marriott 411/412! #APICaucus #APHA2019 This session hones in on novel research methodology and translational science approaches applied to health in AA & PI communities. This session also aims to define and describe precision medicine, data collection and data disaggregation in AAs & P*s.

[11/05/19]   We have 2 more poster sessions 4087 and 4088 on Tuesday from 10:30-11:30am. Join us at PCC Hall AB to learn about impactful researches and programs that greatly affect #AANHPI communities.
#APIHealth #APICaucus #APHA2019 11/05/2019

APIC Business Meeting

Rise and Shine!
APIC Business Meeting will be at Marriott 411/412 Tuesday from 7 - 8 AM. Stop by for some coffee and pastry to keep you energized! ALL past, current, new, and interested APIC members are welcome! #APICaucus #APHA2019


"What's Poverty, The Census & Community Engagement Got To Do With It?"
Come to 3332.0 Empowering Equity 2 at PCC 204A 3:00-4:00PM and meet international experts panel. #HealthEquity #Census #CommunityEngagement #APHA2019 #APICaucus @APHADisability @publichealth @APHAStudents @ih_section


Let's talk about #HealthCommunication and community-based education and intervention! 3344.0: Health education, health communications, and community-based interventions among AA & P*s will start Monday, 3-4:30PM. #APICaucus #APHA2019 11/04/2019

Ensuring the Right to Health and Healthy Equity among AAP*s

Let's continue our conversation on #HealthEquity among #AANHPI! Come to 3238.0: Ensuring the right to health and health equity among AA & P*s Monday, 1-2:30PM at Marriott 411/412 #APIHealth #APICaucus #APHA2019 This session will focus on determinants of health and health equity in AA & PI populations as a whole, as well as within AA & PI subgroups and underrepresented AA & PI populations. The session will describe and discuss health disparities related to gender/sexual orientation, spoken word, poverty, an...


YOU are invited to join APIC in honoring our @RWJF Health Equity, Best Published Paper, Best Student Abstract, and Community Organizing Recognition Award winners. All are welcome regardless of APHA registration! 😊Only a few seats left. Sign up here: #APICaucus #APHA2019

[11/04/19]   Join #APIC for a conversation about AAPI cancer epidemiological research at 8:30am in PCC Hall AB! Topics include prevention, disparities, cancer mortality, community-based research, TODAY from 10:30-12:00PM. #APICaucus #APHA2019 #AANHPI #CancerResearch


Happening TODAY at 7pm-9pm! Each year APIC recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contribution to #HealthEquity. We are pleased to announce Edward Tepporn @ETepporn as the recipient of the [email protected] Award for Health Equity. Join us to honor Mr. Tepporn and other awardees at APIC's Awards Banquet & Social 11/04/2019

AAPI Epidemiology

Good morning everyone!
3016.0 AA & PI Epidemiology session will start on Monday at 8:30-10:30AM at Marriott 411/412.
The session will focus on keys content of AAPI Health:social/behavioral, chronic disease, #healthdisparities . #APIHealth #AAPIEpidemiology #APICaucus #APHA2019 This session will focus on describing epidemiology on key content areas of AA & PI health (social/behavioral, chronic disease, substances abuse) as a whole, and preferably, within specific sub-groups of AA & P*s.


Are you attending #APHA2019 ? Are you in Philly? Join APIC at our FREE events:
- APIC Awards Banquet & Social (Mon, Nov 4, 7-9pm)
Register here:
- APIC Young Professional and Social (Tues, Nov 5, 6:30-8pm)
Register here:


CEUs opportunity!

RAMS Asian & Pacific Islander Mental Health Collaborative program.
Wed., Nov 13, 2019
9am - 5pm

It is an all-day Summit. Free Parking (this perk is like winning the lottery in SF). Accessible by BART via Civic Center Station.

Keynote speaker: Jessica Brown, SFDPH MHSA Director.


CONGRATULATIONS to the 2019 APIC Award Winners.
Join us in honoring them in Philadelphia during #APHA2019

RWJF Award for Health Equity: Edward Tepporn
Best Published Paper Award: Janice Lyu
Best Student Abstract Award: Alexander Adia
CORA: Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (@SEAMAAC)

Register 10/14/2019

APIC 2019 CORA Call for Nominations Announcement.docx

Deadline EXTENDED: Wed Oct 16 by 11:59 PM EST!
Submit your nomination for the 2019 CORA. APIC would like to recognize a deserving community organization at #APHA2019 that have demonstrated outstanding service to improve the quality of life and health of #AAPI communities in the United States, and its associated jurisdictions.


Know a deserving community organization that has positively impacted the health and quality of life of AAPI communities? Nominate them for APIC's Community Organizing Recognition Award (CORA)! 🏆
Deadline is this Friday, October 11, 11:59PM EST. Contact us at [email protected] for more details.
#healthequity #AAPI #CORA #APIC #APHA2019


Deadline TODAY! #APIC would like to recognize YOU at #APHA2019! Submit your work for APIC's Best Published Paper Award: By Oct 4, 11:59 PM EST #HealthEquity #AAPI 09/23/2019


APIC would like to honor your work and commitment to AAPI public health and health equity during the 2019 APHA Annual Meeting at Philadelphia, PA. 🏆🎖️
Submit your work or nominating a deserving community organization for the following awards:
- Best Published Paper Award: Deadline October 4 by 11:59 PM EST
- Community Organizing Recognition Award (CORA): Deadline October 11 by 11:59 PM EST.
For more information, go to Annual, APIC honors individual(s) or a community organization for their work and commitment to AAPI public health and health equity. Award winners are presented and honored at APHA Annual Meeting &… 09/09/2019

2019 RWJF Award

Do you know anyone works for Health Equity? Nominate them for the RWJF Award for Health Equity! APIC would like to recognize individuals or teams of individuals (no more than two) who successfully implemented a systems change approach to reduce health disparities within the past two years in one or more of the following areas: access to quality care, education, employment, income, community environment, housing, and public safety.

Extended deadline: Tuesday, September 10, 11:59 PM EST (8:59 PM PST).

#RWJFHealthEquity #API #APIC #healthequity 2016 and 2017 Awardees (middle left to right, DJ Ida and Rogene Gee Calvert) with APIC President (left) and RWJF Co-Director (right) THE RWJF AWARD FOR HEALTH EQUITY PRESENTED BY THE ASIAN & PA…


Did you know? There is a proposed rule that would radically reinterpret civil rights protections under the Health Care Rights Law (Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act) for persons who are limited English proficient (LEP). These include changing which entities must comply with the law, limiting enforcement of civil rights, and rolling back protections.

Roll backs to the Health Care Rights Law will leave 25M LEP people including many AANHP*s from knowing their rights. Submit a comment here: by August 13 or to #PutPatientsFirst and protect our communities from discrimination + barriers to health care. #LanguageAccessNow 07/31/2019

2019 RWJF Award

Know someone who have made outstanding contributions toward achieving health equity? The 2019 RWJF Award for Health Equity presented by APIC is now OPEN! Nominate by August 30 at 11:59PM EST.
Visit for more information. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation #RWJFHealthEquity #API #APIC #healthequity 2016 and 2017 Awardees (middle left to right, DJ Ida and Rogene Gee Calvert) with APIC President (left) and RWJF Co-Director (right) THE RWJF AWARD FOR HEALTH EQUITY PRESENTED BY THE ASIAN & PA… 07/26/2019

Funding for Research of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Participants

Only 0.17% of NIH funding in last 20 years given to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander health research! A new research published by APIC's RWJF Co-director lays out this trend of disparities…

Commentary by Dr. Moon Chen about this trend highlighted the needs and disparities in AA/NHPI funding This cross-sectional study investigates spending by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) for studies focusing on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations.


When AANHP*s are undercounted and accurate data are not collected about #AANHPI communities, federal funding for programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Program, reproductive health programs and more are not adequately allocated to AANHPI communities, impacting the health and well-being of our families. #Countmein #APICaucus

[04/01/19]   Did you know? Census data affect allocation of $47 bilion. of educational fund, inc for low-income students, bilingual language programs, career&technical education grants, and school lunch...Make your voice heard! Ensure our children get their fair share of resources to succeed #Countmein #APICaucus 04/01/2019

Census Counts

The U.S. census has under-counted Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders for decades, disadvantaging these communities.When communities are undercounted, they are deprived of equal political representation and funding. Ensure the #2020Census provides a fair and accurate count. Spread the word! #CountMeIn #AANHPI #APICaucus A collaborative campaign working together to make sure that the 2020 Census is fair and accurate—so that our communities do not miss out.

[04/01/19]   There are more than 22 mil. Asian Americans and nearly 1.6 mil. Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders living in the US, we are the fastest-growing communities in the country! #2020Census is our chance to be counted! Spread the word to help our communities get the resources they deserve! #CountMeIn


Raise your voice! National Census Day of Action is TODAY, April 1~
Join in on a national twitter storm from 2-3pm EST on the importance of the census and why we say #CountMeIn. 03/15/2019

National Public Health Week 2019 Twitter Chat (#NPHWchat)

APIC is joining @NPHW on Wednesday, April 2, from 2-3 p.m. ET for the 9th annual #NPHWchat to talk all things public health. RSVP here to join us! Wed, Apr 3 @ 2pm at | This year, APHA will host its ninth annual National Public Health Week Twitter Chat on Wednesday, April 3 at 2 pm ET. We\'ll chat about all things public health, 03/08/2019


Exciting PAID internship opportunities for Native students (American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders) interested in environmental and climate change! Deadline is March 15. #stempathway “There is no better time to expand your horizons then right now! Work hard, get paid, have fun! Internship applications due March 15! #stempathway #futureNativescholars @KansasEPSCoR @HaskellU @KUnews”



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The Asian Pacific Islander Caucus (APIC) for Public Health is APHA’s official liaison to the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities in the United States and the associated jurisdictions.
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