Tina Tchen, the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff for the First Lady, is encouraging AAPI families to get health coverage. The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are partnering with community groups to hold enrollment events for AAPI families to learn about […]
Help with health insurance enrollment
In response to a call for help from the White House to reach more members of the Asian and Pacific Islander community, International Community Health Services (ICHS) will hold a special enrollment event on Thursday, Jan. 29, for people to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
AAPIs more likely to be caregivers
A new report released by AARP, “Caregiving Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,” reveals that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are more likely to provide caregiving for older family members at home. The data shows: -More than any other racial or ethnic group, the vast majority of AAPIs believe that caring for parents is […]
Victory for AAPI candidates across the country
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly An unprecedented 159 Asian American and Pacific Islander candidates were running for a local elected office in 26 states this year. 39 AAPI
Poverty rises among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders according to study
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States.
New report on language diversity and English proficiency among AAPIs
The Center for American Progress, in conjunction with AAPI Data, released a report in May on language diversity and English proficiency among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. This release is part of the report series “State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.”
Meet up with fellow artists
Artists Up will be hosting a networking and resource night for AAPI artists on Monday, June 9, at Asian Counseling and Referral Service, located at 3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way South in Seattle. The free event is from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
UW celebrates AAPI heritage
To commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, University of Washington students, staff, and faculty are sharing their personal stories of identity in a project titled “No Longer Invisible: In Their Own Words.”
2 on AAPI advisory committee
President Barack Obama announced on April 24 that he would appoint 14 individuals to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, to improve the quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through increased participation in and access to federal programs. Two of the appointees are Diane Narasaki and Michael Byun.
Report offers stats on APIs in U.S.
On the eve of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Center for American Progress (CAP) and AAPI Data released the first of a series of reports on the state of the Asian American and Pacific Islanders communities, featuring the most comprehensive research and analysis of its kind for what it calls “the fastest-growing […]
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