Wil Yu, Director of Innovations at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, discusses the investments being made in health information technology and highlights new health IT training programs.
The Administration is dedicated to addressing the multi-layered challenges affecting the diverse subgroups and communities that make up the more than 14 million Asian American and Pacific Islanders. The President's 2013 Budget will construct an economy that is built to last and provide security for AAPI families.
February 14, 2012 at 9:57 AM ET by Francesca L. de Quesada
Ivan Fong, General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, discusses the expanision of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The new services will include multilingual outreach by hosting public sessions in Mandarin and Cantonese to help Chinese-speaking immigrants learn how to apply for citizenship and immigration benefits.
Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, reflects on the Initiative's work to engage young AAPI leaders through a recent briefing at the White House and shares the story of the Initiative's student intern.
Ryan Edgar, Policy Specialist in the Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, writes about his experience organizing a roundtable on integration with the White House Domestic Policy Council in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Nicholas Rathod of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau describes a meeting with AAPI community leaders to discuss consumer finance issues facing the community, including predatory lending, access to financial literacy training, and more.
December 15, 2011 at 1:47 PM ET by Nicholas Rathod
Chris Lu, White House Cabinet Secretary and Co-chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, presides over a meeting of the Interagency Working Group (IWG). The meeting hosted agency representatives as they shared their plans on how to engage AAPIs in the year ahead.
Dr. Howard Koh examines the milestones that have been achieved to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities.New breakthroughs include the release of Healthy People 2020 and the National Prevention Strategy, as well as the launch of the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
Arne Duncan, Secretary of the Department of Education and Co-Chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, discusses the accomlishments of the White House Initiatvie on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).
Rozita Villanueva Lee, a member of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian American and Pacifiic Islanders, discusses the importance of passing the American Jobs Act to create new job opportunities in AAPI communities and across the country.
October 14, 2011 at 11:25 AM ET by Rozita Villanueva Lee
The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) cordially invites students, youth, and community advocates to attend its first ever Virtual Youth Town Hall, in celebration of its two-year anniversary since re-establishment.
Miya Saika Chen provides a guide to individuals and organizations with a starting point and ideas on how to access federal resources available to help improve the quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the country.
October 11, 2011 at 11:49 AM ET by Miya Saika Chen
Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, discusses his meeting with the CAPAC members and the progress being made to improve access and participation for AAPIs to federal programs in which they remain underserved.