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White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders events on 4/23 and 4/25

19 Apr

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, in partnership with the Minnesota Asian American Health Coalition, Invites you to: 

Community Health Roundtable on AAPI Communities

Hosted by Lao Assistance Center of MN/Harrison Education Center

  • Monday, April 25, 2011
  • 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • 503 North Irving Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405

(Enter in the back doors of the Harrison Education Center building- where the parking lot is located)

Purpose:

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders representatives will be collecting recommendations for federal policies, regulations, programs, and funding specifically related to health issues in our communities.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Share key recommendations on health issues which are impacting our communities
  • Provide analysis on federal policies and programs affecting AAPIs.
  • Advocate for inclusion of priorities within federal policies and programs

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Representatives:

  • Doua Thor, Commissioner, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders
  • Gita Uppal, Senior Advisor on Health Policy, WHIAAPI
  • Kate Moraras, Advisor on Health Policy and Community Engagement, WHIAAPI

Agenda:

  • 12:30 – 12:45 PM | Registration
  • 12:45 – 12:50 | Welcome and Introductions
  • 12:50 – 1:10 | Remarks by White House Initiative Representatives
  •   1:10 – 1:40 | Recommendations Presented by Speakers
  •   1:40 – 2:00 | White House Initiative Response
  •   2:00 – 2:20 | Dialogue with Audience
  •   2:20 – 2:30 | Closing Remarks

 This roundtable event has limited space and is by invitation only. To RSVP, please email Chanida at chanidap [at] laocenter.org with your first and last name, affiliated organization, and email and phone number.

Saturday April 23 Event

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in conjunction with the 15th Annual Hmong National Conference invites you to a panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act was signed into law over one year ago and provides Americans with greater freedom and control over health care choices.

One in six Asian Americans, and one in four Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are either uninsured or underinsured. The Affordable Care Act expands affordable coverage to as many as 2.5 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who will become eligible for new insurance coverage options because of the law.

This panel discussion will raise awareness of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

Healthcare and the Asian American & Pacific Islander Community

  • When: Saturday April 23, 2011, 8:30am – 10:30am
  • Where: Marriott City Center, 30 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Space is limited and on a first come first serve basis. Please RSVP with your name and e-mail address to WhiteHouseAAPI@ed.gov by April 14, 2011 to reserve a seat.

Opening Remarks:

Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Panel Members include:

  • Moderator: Doua Thor, Commissioner, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
  • Edward Ehlinger, Minnesota Commissioner of Health
  • Lina Choudhry Rashid, External Outreach Specialist, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Region V
  • Mee Moua, Vice President for Strategic Impact Initiatives, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

*This plenary session is open to the public and free of charge. However, if you wish to attend the 15th Annual Hmong National Conference, please visit www.hndinc.org for registration information.

More info on the White House AAPI initiative at http://www.aapi.gov/

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