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For healthier, more empowered communities

APCA advocates for culturally competent healthcare and provides resources and services helping Arizona’s Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities to be safe and healthy.

Serving Arizona’s fastest-growing community

Since 2002, APCA has been meeting the health-related needs of Arizona’s fastest-growing segment: Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander families and individuals

We champion health access so that all Arizonans have meaningful, culturally competent and linguistically appropriate healthcare they can afford.

Our Work

APCA is committed to ensuring that Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians in the Greater Phoenix area have health insurance and access to high-quality, affordable healthcare. With our team of trained, certified and multilingual Navigators and Community Health Workers, we help people find and enroll in insurance and connect to culturally competent services in their local community.

APCA also promotes preventive health services with no-cost community education workshops and science-based information resources on important health issues in our community such as diabetes, mental health, Hepatitis B, childhood and adult immunizations, and more.

Healthcare Coverage and Care 

Our trained Navigators assist families in finding, enrolling in and using affordable health insurance—as well as help them keep their coverage. Navigators also help people find qualified, culturally competent providers and primary care services.

Meet with a Navigator

Education & Resources

Our Community Health Workers lead workshops and provide in-language, science-based information on topics impacting Arizona’s diverse communities, including:

  • Vaccines and immunizations
  • Diabetes prevention and healthy nutrition
  • Hepatitis B prevention and treatment
  • Cancer screening and awareness 
  • Mental health

Find Services

APCA recruits and trains community health workers to build an emerging AANHPI community health workforce that is qualified, culturally competent and multilingual.

Community Health Workers serve as a source of connection to the community, providing support as people navigate their health and healthcare needs.

Join Our Team

APCA collects detailed, accurate data on the health and well-being of Arizona’s Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders to increase the amount of disaggregated data on communities of color in Maricopa County. 

Through comprehensive analysis and reporting, we help ensure each group within our diverse communities has improved access to care.

APCA advocates for comprehensive data collection, analysis and reporting at national, state and local levels to ensure our communities are visible and well represented.

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Our Team

Zeenat Hasan

Executive Director

MPH, MA

Layal Rabat

Programs Director

MA

Arabic

Liza Merrill

Outreach and Training Manager & Healthcare Enrollment Navigator

Jessika Malic

Communications Manager

Tammy Dang

Program Coordinator

Vietnamese

Prakash V. Kotecha

Public Health Specialist

MD, MSc

Hindi, Gujarati

Natalie Huynh

Healthcare Enrollment Navigator

Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese

Teng Bounxayavong

Healthcare Enrollment Navigator

Laos

Grace Tokeak

Healthcare Enrollment Navigator & Community Health Worker

Marshallese

Iman Ali

Community Health Worker

Somali, Arabic

Tram Bui

Community Health Worker

Vietnamese

Van Dexter Calo

Community Health Worker

Tagalog, Cebuano/Bisaya

Olivia Liang

Community Health Worker

Mandarin, Cantonese

Salina Imam

Community Health Worker

Ashish Lal

Community Health Worker

Kshama Takalkar

Community Health Worker

Marathi

Ruth Kennedy

Community Health Worker

Yapese

Ahmad Seyam Behroz

Community Health Worker

Our Board of Directors

Doug Hirano, MPH

Board President

Public Health Consultant
Unaffiliated

Ayesha Vohra, JD

Vice President

Lawyer, Arizona Water Commission

Ilene Takiguchi

Treasurer

Accountant Consultant CFO, Rosie on the House

Meryl Deles

Secretary

Program Manager Arizona Association of Community Health Centers

Ruth Hafoka

Director

Chief HR Officer Equality Health

Yung Koprowski

Director

Councilmember City of Gilbert

Zeenat Hasan

Ex-Officio Board Member

APCA

Funding provided by…

CDC Foundation

Maricopa County Department of Public Health

Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

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