Immigration Reform Advocacy

APIC Policy & Advocacy Activities : 2016-2017

Protecting ACA Advocacy

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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
Speakers: 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.


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.


HIV/AIDS PolicyMarch 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.”

NIH Research Diversity Advocacy