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Asian Patients Confront Multi Pandemics: Racism, Immigration, and COVID-19 Advocacy Brief

Resource Topic: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Emerging Issues, , , ,

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Policy and Advocacy, Health Equity, Research and Data.

Keywords: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs), Discrimination , Mental Health, Community Engagement, Infectious Diseases, Non-Clinical Services.

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors

Language(s): English

Developed by: Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: The brief, Asian Patients Confront Multi Pandemics: Racism, Immigration, and COVID-19, is based on a KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) survey conducted in-language of more than 1,000 health center patients at AAPCHO member health centers—Asian Health Services (AHS), International Community Health Services (ICHS), HOPE Clinic, and North East Medical Services.

Resource Details: The policy brief underscores the health and mental health challenges affecting Asian patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and the intersecting burdens, including anti-Asian hate and fears and confusion of changing federal immigration policies. In the brief, AAPCHO recommends that federal policymakers take action to address these multi pandemics.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit