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Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

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 & Pacific 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


Research has shown that inaccurately categorized racial information has marginalized smaller Asian American ethnic groups (e.g. Hmong) and overrepresented the health statuses of larger Asian American groups (e.g. Chinese). Skewed health data may underestimate the needs and disparities among smaller Asian American 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 Asian American health data by enhancing the quantity and quality of national data related to Asian American 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 Asian Americans, create a catalogue of state and local resources on Asian American health (in five states), test a community-based regional mixed method data collection approach for three small Asian American 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 Asian American health disparities.


Increased awareness, education, & outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health & health disparities problems
12/27/2016 11:26:00 AM