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Increasing Access to Quality Health Care for Underserved Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders

Grantee Information

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612-2037
(510) 272-9536 (Phone)
(510) 272-0817 (Fax)
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The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) is a national association representing community health organizations dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration and leadership that improves the health status and access of Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (AA&NHOPI) within the United States, its territories and freely associated states, primarily through our member community health centers.

Grant Project Information

Increasing Access to Quality Health Care for Underserved Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders
$300,000
Jeffrey Caballero
(510) 272-9536 ext. 105
jeffc@aaecho.org

Abstract

The purpose of Increasing Access is to diminish health disparities and improve the health outcomes of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander (AA&NHOPI) populations by increasing community health centers' capacities to utilize health information technology and deliver culturally-appropriate services. AAPCHO will increase technical assistance linkages, conduct health needs and technological needs assessments by convening focus groups and advisory committees of providers and members of the community, as well as by administering surveys, conducting technology training sessions and developing and disseminating health policy reports and community action resource toolkits. Health centers will also start offering services, which include transportation, interpretation, case management, benefit counseling or eligibility assistance, health education and supportive counseling and outreach. The intended outcomes of this project include reducing barriers to accessing health care services and increasing the utilization of services by the AA&NHOPI population. In order to determine if such outcomes are reached, data will be collected on a range of performance measures, including the number of individuals being tested for glycolated hemoglobin.

OMH objective(s) towards which the project's results most contribute (check all that apply):

  • Increased awareness, education, and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
  • Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health and other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
  • Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)

Key (not more than five) Healthy People 2010 objectives or subobjectives (by number and name) towards which your project's results most contribute (see Appendix 3 of OMH's Evaluation Planning Guidelines at).

  • For diabetes-related measures, will increase the proportion of persons diagnosed with diabetes who receive formal diabetes education (D-HP2020-1), increase the proportion of adults with diabetes who have a glycosylated hemoglobin measurement at least twice a year (D HP2020-6) and improve glycemic control among the population with diagnosed diabetes (D HP2020-13).
  • For hepatitis B HP2020 objectives, will increase hepatitis B vaccine coverage among high-risk groups (D I1P2020-23), increase the percentage of persons aware they have a chronic hepatitis B infection (D HP2020-27), and increase the number of adolescents with two or more age-appropriate immunizations recorded in immunization information systems (D HP2020-29).
  • For child immunization HP2020 objectives, will increase the proportion of providers who have had vaccination coverage levels among children in their practice population measured within the past 2 years (D HP2020-13), and achieve and maintain effective vaccination coverage levels for universally recommended vaccines among young children (D HP2020-18).



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