Health disparities and human services needs specific to Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (NHOPI) in California will be discussed at a town hall meeting in Carson. NHOPI’s have significant health and human service needs that in many instances have not been recognized by Federal agencies. These communities have felt that their needs have been masked by the public perception that the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is a healthy one. In response to a request from NHOPI community leaders to the Office of Minority Health (OMH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a town hall meeting has been arranged for the various NHOPI communities to share their immediate issues and concerns, to hear about HHS programs and services (including funding opportunities), and to strengthen the dialogue and relationships between the NHOPI communities and HHS agencies. The meeting is being organized by OMH and the California Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Town Hall Meeting Planning Committee*.
Day 1: Monday, April 23, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 2: Tuesday, April 24, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (tentative)
Carson Civic Center
3 Plaza Drive
Carson, CA 90745
Phone: (310) 835-0212 (For directions only)
California residents of NHOPI background and individuals who provide direct services to this community are invited to participate. Participants will be accommodated on a first-come-first-served basis, until 150 participants are registered. There is no registration fee, however, registration is required. For additional information about this event and/or to register, please contact: Ms. Kawen Young, Chair, Planning Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Planning Committee Co-Chairs, Mr. Vaka Faletau at email@example.com and Mr. Victor Pang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* This planning committee was developed out of the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)’s National AAPI Health Summit, held in San Jose, CA, September 14-16, 2006.