Racial Equity in Public Policy
Asian American Pacific Islander Resources
Racism is a Virus toolkit 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:
- Policy Recommendations: Health Equity Cannot Be Achieved Without Complete and Transparent Data Collection and the Disaggregation of Data (February 2021)
- Health Equity and Accountability Act is a unique and comprehensive piece of legislation. Introduced every Congress for two decades, HEAA is a product of cooperation between the Congressional Black, Hispanic and Asian and Pacific American Caucuses.
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