Racial Equity in Public Policy

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Asian American Pacific Islander Resources

Racism is a Virustoolkit from Act to Change and the 2020 Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) and the Community Action Project (CAP) addresses the rise of racism and xenophobia in the face of COVID-19. It also provides concrete resources for AAPI youth and a starting point for organizing within their communities.

The long history of racism against Asian Americans in the U.S., PBS NewsHour (2020) article by Adrian De Leon of The Conversation, is an overview of the centuries of racism and different perspectives from specific subpopulations.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum is the oldest and largest health advocacy organization working with AAPI communities. By providing policy and political analysis, research and data support, and effective communications strategies, APIAHF supports local AAPI communities to have an influence on local, state, and national policy. Key resources of interest:

Prevalence and Predictors of Overweight and Obesity among Young Children in the Children’s Healthy Living Study on Guam is a study from the Children’s Healthy Living program in U.S. Affiliated Pacific region. The study objectives were to estimate overweight and obesity (OWOB) prevalence and identify possible related risk factors among ethnic groups in Guam.

Assessment and Priorities for the Health and Well-Being in Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. This report provides an overview of the social and cultural determinants of health for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders and their current health status. It also provides examples of successful culturally responsive health promotion programs for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

Health in Hawaii: Good News, But Not for Everyone. An interview with Bruce Anderson, director of the state Department of Health. 

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