APCA recognizes the importance and power of policy advocacy in achieving its mission of improving the health of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Maricopa County. Indeed, policy advocacy is one of the agency's key strategic plan components. In 2009, APCA initiated a Leadership Academy to connect and mentor the next generation of AAPI leaders in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Policy work was a key curriculum area for the Academy. In addition, APCA has committed towards working with other ethnic or health advocacy groups in working collaboratively on policy matters that affect disenfranchised communities more broadly. Lastly, APCA is in the process of developing a health policy blueprint that will guide its advocacy efforts related towards improving health in the AAPI community.
- Thirty percent (30%) of Asian Americans in Maricopa County are of limited English competency, restricting their ability to access medical, legal, and human services.
- AAPI females between the ages of 15 and 24 years have the highest suicide rate among all race/ethnicities.
- Individuals interested in advocacy for the improved health and well being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders should contact APCA.
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Asian Pacific Community in Action is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Phoenix, Arizona 85014