Welcome to the website of the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health. Our mission is to address public health issues specifically affecting Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States and associated jurisdictions in affiliation with the American Public Health Association..See our factsheet and learn more here >>
-Kawika M K I Liu,
MD, PhD, JD, FAAP, Chair
-Elena Ong,PHN, MS, Chair-Elect
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APIC 2013 SPONSORS
A special thank you to all of APIC's sponsors. Please click below to learn more about their work. Keep an eye out for information on how to become a sponsor at next year's meeting.
Dr. OmarKhan, MD MHS
Consultant Research Fellow with Centeron Global Health Security, recently wrote a blogpost on Haiyan as below;
It is called Yolanda in the Philippines.
Striking Nov. 8, 2013, category-5 super typhoon Haiyan, as it is known elsewhere, hit the Philippines at super-damaging speeds of 160 mph. It was like a freight train piling into the side of a house- a house with more than 5,000 people in it, now, all dead. To date, nearly 5 billion US$is estimated as the damage. Between 8 and 10 million people have been affected; nearly a million are homeless.
2013 APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition at Boston, MA, November 2-6
A great big mahalo and shout-out to everyone who turned out for the 141st Annual APHA Convention in Boston, MA.
We blew it outside the park, when 110+ participated in the API Caucus Invited Session, "Immigration Reform & the Affordable Care Act" featuring Hon. Mee Moua, President of Asian Americans Advancing Justice; Kathy Ko Chin, President & CEO of APIAHF, Jeff Caballero, Executive Director of AAPCHO, and Rhodora Ursua of NYU CSAAH, and approximately 100 participated in the 39th Annual API Caucus Social & Awards Reception featuring Fitchburg Mayor, Hon. Lisa Wong, and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Professor Ninez Ponce, PhD, MPP. We also had a full house at the API Caucus Young Professionals and Student Breakfast featuring Anh Sawyer, Executive Director of Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts, Felice Le-Scherban, Association for Asian Public Health Actin, Joseph Bokum Lee, Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, Nicole Ooi-ling Fink, East Coast Asian American Student Union and Jirayut "New" Latthivongskorn of Pre-Health Dreamers.
To join in the fun, check out our slideshow below.
And make plans to submit an abstract, and/or join us, for our 40th Annual API Caucus Social & Awards Reception in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 15-19, 2014. We're in the throws of developing the theme for APIC abstracts, and will be posting more information in December!
Til then, have a safe and healthful Thanksgiving.
The API Caucus for Public Health
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