Type 2 Diabetes in Asian Americans & Screen at 23

Watch the webinar on YouTube (From May 16, 2016)

Diabetes is gaining recognition as a global and national epidemic tied to obesity, but for Asian Americans, it is a hidden epidemic that can occur in patients who are not obese by general standards. Over half of all diabetic Asian Americans are undiagnosed, with thinner Asians at risk for developing diabetes and prediabetes.

During this webinar, Dr. Maria Rosario (Happy) Araneta, Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the U.C. San Diego School of Medicine, will discuss diabetes disparities and the impact on Asian American communities. Dr. Edward Chow, physician and President of the San Francisco Health Commission, will also talk about the “Screen at 23” campaign, a national effort to screen Asian Americans at a lower body mass index (BMI) than the standard screening cutpoint.

AAPI Mental Health Webinar

Watch the webinar on YouTube (From Aug. 20, 2015)

Download the slides from the webinar (PDF - 2MB)

This webinar discusses mental health issues facing Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Kevin Nadal, incoming President of the Asian American Psychological Association, will discusses issues including stigma and risk factors, and present disaggregated data on different groups within the AA and NHPI community.

This webinar was hosted by the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA).

Kevin Nadal, Ph.D., incoming AAPA president
Isha Weerasinghe, AAPCHO, NCAPA health committee co-chair
Iyanrick John, APIAHF, NCAPA health committee co-chair
Kelly Honda, NCAPA policy and membership manager

Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Action for Health Justice (AHJ)

Improving the Road to Coverage: Policy Recommendations for Enrollment Success (PDF)

Improving the Road to Coverage: Lessons Learned on Outreach, Education and Enrollment for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities (PDF)

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

Health Care for Me Resource Center – Includes FAQs, infographics, toolkits, recorded webinar presentations and presentation templates on the ACA in several states and Pacific territories. Presentation templates available in Bengali, Chinese (traditional), English, Hindi, Hmong, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Samoan, Tagalog, Tongan, and Vietnamese.

The Health Care Law and You – In-language webinar recordings available inCantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Lao, Samoan, Tagalog, Tongan, and Vietnamese. (YouTube)

National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians (NCAPIP)

NCAPIP ACA Resource Center 

Medical Billing & Coding and Understanding the ACA

YouTube videos about the Marketplace and Covered California in English and Vietnamese

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)

Covering All of California: Voices from Southeast Asian American Communities from the First Year of Covered California Implementation

Health Insurance Marketplace (federal website)

SAMHSA (federal website)

ACA Outreach and Enrollment Challenges in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities: Some Findings – Slides 20-28 presents findings of barriers and experiences with ACA in AAPI communities during 1stenrollment period (YouTube)

Promising Practices from 1 Community-Based Organization and 1 County Government Organization (YouTube)

Explaining Health Insurance (YouTube)