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  • Bringing Health Insurance to AAPI Immigrants in New York

    Minja Hong is being honored as a Health in the AAPI Community Champion of Change.


  • Helping South Asians Get Covered in California

    Manju Kulkarni is being honored as a Health in the AAPI Community Champion of Change.


  • Reaching Out to Underserved AAPI Communities in Pima County, Arizona

    Howard Eng is being honored as a Health in the AAPI Community Champion of Change.


  • Reaching Rural Hmong Communities

    Bruce Thao is being honored as a Health in the AAPI Community Champion of Change.


  • Helping Local Leaders Prepare for the Impacts of Climate Change

    Local leaders can use the National Climate Assessment to better prepare for the impacts of climate change we can't avoid, and the Administration is working to help them.


  • What Climate Change Means for Regions Across America

    The Third U.S. National Climate Assessment confirms that climate change is affecting Americans in every region of the United States and key sectors of the national economy.


  • On Being a Pioneer and a Public Servant...The Challenges and Rewards

    Coral Wong Pietsch serves as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and has had a lifetime of distinguished public service at the state, national and international levels. She began her public service when she joined the military and served on active duty in the United States Army as a Judge Advocate. Later, she continued her service in the U.S. Army Reserve and rose to the rank of Brigadier General, becoming the first woman in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps to be promoted to general officer and the first woman of Asian ancestry to be promoted to general officer in the Army. In 2007, as a Department of Defense civilian, she volunteered to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and served as Deputy Rule of Law Coordinator for the Baghdad Provincial Reconstruction Team.


  • Growing Food for Today and Farmers for Tomorrow

    Sonia Kendrick was sent to to war in Afghanistan in 2003. There she experienced first hand what food insecurity looks like. She was surprised to come home to America and find that her state of Iowa had 400,000 food insecure people and that we import over 90% of our food. Sonia Kendrick earned a degree in Agronomy and is currently in progress on a master’s degree of sustainable food systems. She sits on her county's food systems council, is a Sister of the Planet for Oxfam, helped found Iowa’s Women’s Veteran Farmer Coalition, founded Feed Iowa First, through which she has grown thousands of pounds of vegetables that she has donated to food banks and Meals on Wheels, and, most importantly, is the single mother of two girls.


  • Transforming Veterans’ Care in Rural Practices Using Health IT

    Following the lead of the White House Rural Council, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the VA are working with their public and private partners to ensure rural providers and the communities they serve have the health IT tools they need.


  • Iowa Launches First-in-the-Nation Governor’s Council on National Service

    The Governor’s Council on National Service will engage leaders from state agencies, higher education, and the private sector to make recommendations on how to expand national service and volunteer opportunities in Iowa.


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