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  • Business School Deans Meet to Discuss Best Practices for a 21st Century Workplace

    White House senior advisors meet with deans from leading business schools to discuss best practices for business schools that can better prepare their students for the increasing importance of women in the labor force and the prevalence of employees with families where all parents work.


  • Announcing President Obama’s New Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship

    This week, the inaugural members of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship met for the very first time. Each of these 11 individuals has a unique and valuable perspective that will inform how the group tackles the challenges to entrepreneurial growth at home and abroad.


  • While Marketplace Enrollment Ended, Medicaid Enrollment Continues

    Enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP in February was at least 3 million people higher than it was, on average, between July and September. While this is great progress, states where governors or legislatures refuse to implement the Medicaid expansion provisions of the law will leave 5.7 million Americans uninsured.


  • To Serve and to Learn: What We Gain from Giving Back

    Khin Mai Aung, JD, is the Director of the Educational Equity Program at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) in New York City, NY. AALDEF's Educational Equity Program advocates on issues such as bilingual education, language access, bias-based harassment, school discipline, post 9-11 and gang profiling, affirmative action, and school integration in kindergarten through 12th grade and higher education. Under Ms. Aung's direction, AALDEF launched the first National Asian American Education Advocates Network with affiliates across the country, and filed Supreme Court amicus briefs supporting affirmative action, school integration and English Language Learner rights.


  • New York Regional IWG Google+ Hangout on Anti-Bullying

    Please join the New York Regional Interagency Working Group in collaboration with the New York Public Library – Science, Industry and Business Library on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET for a Google+ Hangout discussion on effective means of dealing with bullying as a youth or young adult in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.


  • Urging the AAPI Community to #GetCovered by March 31

    Given the importance of having health insurance within the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, last week the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), White House Office of Public Engagement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and many AAPI community leaders held an AAPI Enrollment Week of Action.


  • What They’re Saying: Douglas M. Brooks as the New Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy

    After President Obama announced that Douglas M. Brooks would lead the Office of National AIDS Policy, HIV/AIDS organizations from around the country announced their support.


  • Helping Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders #GetCovered During AAPI Enrollment Week of Action

    The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), the White House Office of Public Engagement, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), along with many passionate community leaders, enrolled members of the AAPI community during the AAPI Enrollment Week of Action last week.


  • White House Engages Filipino American Leaders

    Last week, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and the White House Office of Public Engagement brought together 175 Filipino American leaders at the White House to discuss key issues of importance to the community.


  • Introducing the 2014 Advocates for Action

    Whether it is developing groundbreaking programs to break the cycle of drug use and crime, conducting innovative research that expands our understanding of how drugs affect the human body, expanding treatment opportunities, or preventing drug use before it starts, the 2014 ONDCP Advocates for Action are making a difference by reducing drug use and its consequences.


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