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Year of the Monkey: President Obama Sends Best Wishes for the Lunar New Year
President Obama and the First Lady wish everyone happiness, prosperity, fortune, and good health as we celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Monkey.
February 8, 2016 at 12:42 PM ET by Dr. Tung Nguyen
Helping Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders #GetCovered by January 31
This week, the White House Initiative on AAPIs kicks of its third annual National AAPI ACA Week of Action to urge AAPIs and others to #GetCovered.
January 19, 2016 at 4:43 PM ET by Tina Tchen and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy
A Better America: Rejecting Bigotry and Reaffirming our Values
We must come together to reject bigotry, reaffirm our core values as Americans, and protect the rights that we fought so hard to achieve.
January 14, 2016 at 1:16 PM ET by Shekar Narasimhan
Our 10 Favorite Moments of 2015
Doua Thor reflects on the many milestones and moments for the White House Initiative on AAPIs in 2015
January 4, 2016 at 11:08 AM ET by Doua Thor
Seeking Peace, Security, and Home: Our Journeys as Refugees
Members of the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs recall their journeys as refugees and applaud recent efforts to resettle Syrian refugees.
December 18, 2015 at 6:48 PM ET by Bo Thao-Urabe, Lian Cheun, and Dr. Tung Nguyen
Marking 15 Years of Improving Federal Access to the Limited English Proficient
This year marked the 15th anniversary of the landmark Executive Order 13166, and Doua Thor and Alejandra Ceja discuss the progress made over the past 15 years.
December 18, 2015 at 10:20 AM ET by Doua Thor and Alejandra Ceja
The Regional Network: Bringing the Federal Government to Every Corner of the Country
Courtney Chappell reflects on the successes of the AAPI Regional Network this year.
December 11, 2015 at 12:07 PM ET by Courtney Chappell
Engaging Artists, Community Leaders, and Youth to #ActToChange Against Bullying in Los Angeles
Maulik Pancholy reflects on the #ActToChange Live Event in Los Angeles
December 4, 2015 at 2:34 PM ET by Maulik Pancholy
Seeking Real Solutions and Welcoming Refugees
Executive Director Doua Thor tells her story of coming to the US as a young refugee from Laos.
November 25, 2015 at 2:24 PM ET by Doua Thor
Pacific Island Task Force Concludes After Successful Year of Collaboration and Accomplishment
Mary Okada discusses some of the highlights of the Pacific Island Task Force from the past year.
November 12, 2015 at 4:04 PM ET by Mary Okada
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy sends his wishes for a happy Diwali to all who are celebrating.
November 11, 2015 at 9:50 AM ET by U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy
Overcoming the Shame of Being Bullied
Jason Tengco reflects on his experiences being bullied growing up, highlights the #ActToChange public awareness campaign, and closes out Filipino American History Month.
November 5, 2015 at 11:53 AM ET by Jason Tengco
Join the #ActToChange Movement Against Bullying
Maulik Pancholy discusses the launch of the "Act To Change" public awareness campaign to address bullying, including in the AAPI community.
October 14, 2015 at 7:26 PM ET by Maulik Pancholy
A Historic Celebration: Filipino American History Month at the White House
The White House Initiative on AAPIs and the White House Office of Public Engagement hosted the first-ever White House Celebration of Filipino American History Month.
October 13, 2015 at 4:29 PM ET by Billy Dec and Jason Tengco
President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders’ First Visit to Hawaii
Dr. Tung Nguyen discusses the Commission's historic visit to Hawaii
October 13, 2015 at 2:22 PM ET by Dr. Tung Nguyen
Beyond the Model Minority Myth: Investing in the Well-Being of the AAPI Community
Today's Public-Private Partnership Summit will focus on issues facing low-income AAPI communities
September 30, 2015 at 10:21 AM ET by Nani Coloretti and Chris Lu
Starting Early: Connecting Culture and Language to Student Success
Kiran Ahuja discusses the importance of linking language and culture to improving student outcomes.
September 28, 2015 at 10:19 AM ET by Kiran Ahuja
iCount 2015: Continuing Commitment to Equity for All
The second iCount Symposium addressed the need for educational equity through the collection and utilization of better data.
September 25, 2015 at 2:03 PM ET by Akil Vohra
October 8: Webinar on CDC’s Enhanced Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Programs
On October 8th, the White House Initiative on AAPIs and Hep B United will host a webinar on CDC's Enhanced Viral Hepatitus Surveillance Programs
September 17, 2015 at 3:01 PM ET by Christine Soyong Harley
How Not to Become a Victim: Cyber Security and Doing Business in the Digital Age
The White House Initiative on AAPIs Southwest Regional Network hosted a cyber security awareness symposium for the small business community
September 4, 2015 at 4:53 PM ET by White House Initiative on AAPIs Southwest Regional Network
The White House Initiative on AAPIs Selects 23 Young Leaders to Serve as 2015-2016 E3! Ambassadors
The E3! Ambassadors Program is a youth engagement program that aims to educate, engage, and empower young leaders in the AAPI community.
September 4, 2015 at 4:15 PM ET by Bessie Chan
August 2015 Roundup: Collaboration and Celebrating Community Milestones
Throughout the month of August, the White House Initiative on AAPIs continued to expand opportunities for underserved communities while honoring several milestones.
September 3, 2015 at 2:05 PM ET by Mary Lam
Continuing to Address HIV/AIDS in the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community
The AAPI community faces unique challenges to improving health and access to care, and HIV/AIDS is an issue that affects the AAPI community in particular.
August 28, 2015 at 2:52 PM ET by Michael Byun
9/24: Honolulu Listening Session with the President's Advisory Commission on AAPIs
The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) will hold a listening session on Thursday, September 24, 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
August 20, 2015 at 12:44 PM ET by Dr. Tung Nguyen
Young AAPI Leaders Convene for the Fifth White House AAPI Youth Forum
July 16, 2015 at 4:20 PM ET by Bessie Chan
A Hard-Fought Battle: Reuniting Filipino-American Veterans with Family Members
I was only four years old when my Lolo passed away, but I grew up on stories about his brave service in the Philippines during World War II.
July 16, 2015 at 3:20 PM ET by Jason Tengco
Bringing Our Immigration System into the Digital Age
Federal agencies are undertaking new actions to improve the visa experience for families, workers, employers, and people in need of humanitarian relief.
July 15, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET by Cecilia Muñoz, Mikey Dickerson
Join Us on July 22 for a Twitter Storm Spotlighting AAPI Mental Health
Join us on Twitter by sharing a photo, video, story, or resource with the hashtags #AAPIMentalHealth and #MMHM2015.
July 13, 2015 at 6:18 PM ET by Diane Narasaki
June 2015 Roundup: Engaging with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community
In June, we facilitated grant writing and technical assistance training programs, expanded professional networks, and increased leadership development opportunities. Here are a few highlights.
July 9, 2015 at 4:51 PM ET by Mary Lam
#MyAAPIStory: Anand K. Parekh
June 30, 2015 at 6:12 PM ET by Anand K. Parekh