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Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking: Health Center Preparedness Before, During, and After Emergencies

Year Developed: 2024

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (See other resources developed by this organization). In collaboration with Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation .

Resource Summary: Developed in collaboration with Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) and Health Partners on IPV and Exploitation, this educational brief focuses on equipping health centers (HCs) with the necessary tools and knowledge to support Asian Americans (AA) and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islander (NH/PI) survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Human Trafficking (HT) during natural disasters and public health emergencies (emergencies). Structural barriers, language access, and lack of culturally responsive organizations often leave these survivors vulnerable.

Resource Details: This educational brief provides insights and strategies for health centers to prepare and respond to support AA & NH/PI survivors.

Resource Topic: Quality, Clinical Issues

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Quality Improvement.

Keywords: Access to Care, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs), Communication, Transparency, and Outreach, Community Engagement, Discrimination, Education of - Staff (e.g., Competency-Based), Patient Education, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), LGBTQIA+, Mental Health, Outreach, Partnerships, Persons Experiencing Homelessness.

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