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  • April 13, 2017: APIC Town Hall Webinar: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Increasing AAs and NHPIs in Public Health and Biomedical Research

Moderator: Tung Nguyen, MD, Stephen J. McPhee, MD, Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco


- Howard Koh, MD, MPH, Harvey F. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School

- Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP, FACC, Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, National Institutes of Health


  • December 2016: APIC Social Media supported Families USA’s: “Week of Action to Protect Our Care” to protect the Affordable Care Act.
  • January 2017: APIC Call to Action for members to submit op-eds to local media to protect the ACA’s Prevention and Public Health Fund

- Op-eds submitted in Philadelphia, PA; Anchorage, AK; and Honolulu, HI

  • June 2017: APIC Action Alert: “Stop Repeal and Replacement of ACA – Save Medicaid” urging members to contact Senators to stop the passage of the American Health Care Act
  • June 2017: APIC signed on to the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights-led letter to Senators urging them to oppose the American Health Care Act/Better Care Reconciliation Act.
  • June 2017: APIC signed on to Trust for America’s Health-led letter urging Senators to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act
  • August 2017: APIC sent thank you card and well wishes to Senator Mazie K. Hirono
  • September 22, 2017: APIC signed on to the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights-led letter to Senators urging them to oppose the Graham-Cassidy Bill propose to repeal and replace the ACA.


  • September 21, 2017: APIC Letter and Action Alert to members regarding the President’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and to urge Congress to pass the DREAM Act of 2017.

  • May 24, 2018 APIC Webinar and Call to Action: Advocating for AA & NHPI Data Disaggregation. Panelists discussed the landscape around race and ethnicity data disaggregation and recent legislative advocacy efforts in states including Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, to address AA and NHPI data disaggregation.

Moderator: Tung Nguyen, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine and Director, Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH)
- Iyanrick John, Senior Policy Strategist, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
- Karthick Ramakrishnan, Associate Dean, University of California, Riverside (UCR) School of Public Policy and Director and Founder, Center for Social Innovation, (UCR)
 - Wayne Yeh, Coordinator, Asian Pacific Islander Civic Action Network (APIs CAN), Massachusetts and Civic Action Organizer, Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), Boston, MA

  •  February 6, 2018 APIC Letter to Massachusetts Legislators to vote on House bill H. 3361, a bill to disaggregated Asian American data.
  • April 2017: Office of Management & Budget: Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (OMB-2017-0003-0001)

- April 18, 2017: APIC Action Alert message to members to submit comments to OMB on collecting disaggregated race and ethnicity data for AA and NHPI populations.
- APIC signed onto APIAHF-led letter to OMB commenting on revisions of standards.
- April 28, 2017:APIC submitted comment letter to OMB on revisions of standards.

  • March 3, 2017: HIV-Related Travel Restrictions: APIC signed onto APHA International Health Section’s letter to UNAISD Executive Director regarding new APHA policy statement, “Opposition to Immigration Policies Requiring HIV Tests as a Condition of Employment for Foreign Nationals,” which was adopted at the Association's 2016.”

  • February 2018: APIC co-sponsored/endorsed new APHA Health Equity Policy Statement – Health Equity: A Cornerstone of Public Health
  • February 2018: APIC co-sponsored DACA Policy Statement – Protecting the Health of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival Immigrants
  • April 2018: APIC signed on to a letter led by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum to support the Health Equity and Accountability Act, focused on eliminating health disparities.

Immigration Reform Advocacy
Health Equity

APIC Policy & Advocacy Activities : 2016-2018

Data Disaggregation
HIV / AIDS Policy
Protecting ACA Advocacy

NIH Research Diversity Advocacy