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Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

Grant Program: NUCA II

Grantee Information
Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
450 Sutter Street Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94108-3908
(415) 568-3301 (Phone) Exit Disclaimer

The mission of the Asian & Paci?c Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) is to systematically influence policy, mobilize communities, and strengthen programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. APIAHF works with health policy and social justice advocates and organizations to:  expand access to health care and increase insurance coverage; improve the quality of health care through cultural competency and language access; increase the availability of critical evidence that describes the needs of vulnerable communities; and improve community access to resources that address unmet needs.

Grant Project Information
Health Equity through Enhanced Data (HEED)
Length of Project:  9/1/12-8/31/15
Annual Funding Level:  $150,000
Project Director: Kathy Lim Ko
(415) 568-3301

Research has shown that inaccurately categorized racial information has marginalized smaller Asian American (AA) ethnic groups (e.g. Hmong) and overrepresented the health statuses of larger AA groups (e.g. Chinese). Skewed health data may underestimate the needs and disparities among smaller AA ethnic groups, reinforcing the need for disaggregating existing health data sources and disseminating important findings to stakeholders. The Health Equity through Enhanced Data (HEED) project will address the issue of limited AA health data by enhancing the quantity and quality of national data related to AA health and sharing these findings with stakeholders who work toward promoting health equity.

Specifically, the grantee will disaggregate existing health data from the National Health Immunization Survey by ethnicity; generate national data and summary documents on AAs, create a catalogue of state and local resources on AA health (in five states), test a community-based regional mixed method data collection approach for three small AA ethnic groups, and disseminating final products to stakeholders nationwide. A process, outcome, and impact evaluation will be completed. The process evaluation will focus on the extent to which the project met their proposed activities, the outcome and impact component of the evaluation will determine the extent to which the proposed data products were used and raised awareness of AA health disparities.

  • OMH objective(s) toward which the project's results most contribute (check all that apply):
  • _X_ Increased awareness, education, & outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health & health disparities problems
    ___ Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health & 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)
    ___ Other (please specify): _____________________________________

  • Key Healthy People 2020 objectives or sub-objectives toward which the project's results most contribute (see Appendix 3 of OMH's Evaluation Planning Guidelines):
    • Increase the proportion of population-based Healthy People 2020 objectives for which national data are available for all major population groups.
    • Increase the proportion of Healthy People 2020 objectives that are tracked regularly by race, ethnicity, and language at the national level in the areas of health access, clinical preventive services, injury, child health, mental health, physical activity, and obesity and tobacco.

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