Past Events in 2015: 

**APIC Calls on Congress to Pass the DREAM Act**

The Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health (APIC) strongly condemns President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. 

For over five years, the DACA program has provided temporary protection from deportation and the ability to obtain a work permit for over 800,000 children and young adults, including from Asia, primarily South Korea and the Philippines. The Department of Homeland Security will stop accepting new applications and the program will terminate in six months.

“APIC stands with immigrant youth, and we will fight to make sure they are safe and maintain the protections to continue to live healthy and productive lives in the U.S. The decision to end the DACA program is appalling and reneges on the promise the federal government made years ago to ensure young people had the opportunity to have a better life and live without fear of deportation,” said Gabe Garcia, PhD, APIC president and CEO. “As an immigrant, this issue is near and dear to my heart. DACA recipients are our family, friends, and our students, including aspiring public health researchers and scientists, who now live in fear and uncertainty about their bright futures. And living in fear and uncertainty leads to stress that is certainly not healthy in our community.”

 APIC calls on Congress to find solutions and immediately pass the bipartisan DREAM Act of 2017, providing a legal pathway to citizenship for immigrants who came to the U.S. as children – Americans who have contributed significantly to the growth and success of our communities.

Stand with APIC as we stand for the DREAM Act.

​​APIC 2015

Awards Ceremony

**Reserve your ticket here**

Come to meet other students, your peers, mentors and

like-minded folks in the API public health field.
Small-group networking opportunities are available

with free food and drinks.

For enquiries, please contact Kris Ma at


**Reserve your ticket here**

Please join us in honoring the 2017 Community

Organization Recognition, Best Published Paper,

Best Student Abstract awardees.

We are also pleased to present this year's 2017

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health

Equity Award.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Matthew Y.C. Lin, MD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Director of the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Tickets: We invite you to make a suggested donation of $20 per ticket. Donors will have a chance to win door prizes.

For enquiries, please contact Kate Moraras at

Tuesday, November 7

APIC 2016 Young Professional and Students Meet & Greet


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM             Poster Session #1
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM             APIC Board meeting

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM           Oral Session (Epi, Climate Changes & Environmental Health)
10:30 AM-12:00 PM        Oral Session (Ensuring the Right to Health among APIs)
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Student/Young Professional Networking and Happy Hour @ Coze Event Space
7:30 PM -10:00 PM APIC Social and Awards Night @ Coze Event Space

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM            APIC Business Meeting 
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Oral Session (Priority AAPI Concerns) 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Poster Session #2 and Poster Session #3
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Invited Oral Session 
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Oral Session

APIC 2017 Awards Ceremony (7:00-9:00pm @Coze Event Space)

Most Recent Events: 

Please consider donating to the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus at our PayPal 

Every dollar counts and no amount is too little.

We thank our sponsors for their very generous support!
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Asian American and Pacific Islander Mental Health Alliance​

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​​APIC 2015

Young Professional and Students Meet & Greet

2017 APIC events at APHA's

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This year's APHA conference will be held in Atlanta, GA


Welcome to the website of the

Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus

for Public Health.

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.

See our fact sheet to learn more 

APIC 2016 Conference  Denver, CO

Student & Young Professional Social (4:30-6:30pm @Coze Event Space)

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Sunday, November 5

2017 APIC's Social Events!

APIC Board meets every second Tuesday of the month.

Please contact our APIC President ( for details to participate in the meetings and/or obtain copy of the meeting minutes.

Monday, November 6

2017 Sponsors:

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