By MANUEL VALDES Associated Press SEATTLE — Vice President Joe Biden met with researchers at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center during his visit to Seattle on March 21. The center describes the vice president’s visit as part of a listening tour to promote cancer research. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Asian […]
University of Washington (UW) sophomore Janilla Augofie takes pride in being the first member in her family to go to college. But despite this accomplishment, Augofie has struggled in silence while navigating the educational system.
By Cathy Bussewitz Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Two days before the city planned to dismantle her sidewalk home, Kionina Kaneso had no idea where she and her daughter and grandchildren would sleep. A full-time fast-food worker, Kaneso had bad experiences at shelters before and was hesitant to live in another, ending up instead in […]
By Michael Itti and Diane Narasaki For Northwest Asian Weekly One in five adults in America experiences depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or some other form of mental illness in the course of a year. Whether it is a friend, a colleague, or a family member, someone you know is experiencing a mental health disorder.
The U.S. Senate on June 26 confirmed Esther Puakela Kia’aina as Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas. Born in Guam to Native Hawaiian parents, Kia’aina has strong connections to Pacific islands and extensive experience on Capitol Hill, said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.
By Sefa Aina For Northwest Asian Weekly In February, President Obama launched his My Brother’s Keeper Initiative to expand opportunity for all young men and boys of color. This initiative builds upon collaboration between leading foundations and businesses to ensure that all young men and boys are able to achieve their full potential, regardless of […]
According to a new report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, eight out of 10 (1.6 million) uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians,
According to a new report released by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, eight out of 10 (1.6 million) uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) may be eligible for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and could qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or tax credits to […]
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Basically, you’re as healthy as you can afford to be.<!–more–> Like every subgroup, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have health concerns specific to them, often connected to immigrant or refugee status, income, access to health care, and, of course, genetics. Some of the most noticeable health issues for the […]
One in four Korean Americans is uninsured. Nearly 40 percent of Asian American women over the age of 40 don’t get routine mammograms. One in four Asian Americans over the age of 18 — and one in three Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders — have not seen a doctor in the last year.