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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Celebrate! Get ideas for commemorating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

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Ways to Commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

  1. Educate yourself. Read up on the rich history of Asian, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian Americans and the creation of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. 
  2. Raise awareness. Organize a community event to raise awareness about the health disparities that exist among Asian AmericanPacific Islander and Native Hawaiian communities.
  3. Get covered. Learn more about affordable health care options available to you and your family through the healthcare law and spread the word.
  4. Share your story. How are you celebrating AAPI Heritage Month? What’s happening in your organization or community? Share your story or tweet with us Exit Disclaimer throughout the month.
  5. Chart your family health history. Knowing your family history is important to understanding your risk for disease and helping your clinicians provide the best care. The “My Family Health Portrait Tool” from the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office provides a private and easy-to-use web-based resource to organize family health history information.
Last Modified: 8/24/2016 2:39:00 PM