Health Justice Now Webinar Series Part 5: A Conversation with AAPI Health Advocates
This is part 5 of the Health Justice Now series.
In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, Families USA hosted a virtual roundtable inviting AAPI leaders to share their thoughts and have an open dialogue about an array of health-related topics that affect the AAPI community, including access to health services, mental health and health policy advocacy. Attendees had an opportunity to hear from influential leaders at the local, state, and national levels who work daily to address the ongoing challenges and stigmas faced within the AAPI community. Speakers also shared resources and reflected on the strong sense of leadership, resilience and courage shown within AAPI communities, particularly during the spike in hostility towards Asian Americans with the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Azizah Ahmad, JD, Policy & Community Advocacy Manager, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
- Samikshya Sapkota, Behavioral Health Coordinator, Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI)
- Yingjia Huang, Assistant Deputy Director of Health Care Benefits and Eligibility, California Department of Health Care Services
- Sarah Liu, Public Health Program Coordinator, Hamkae Center