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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Our Work

Asian American woman with laptop Office of Minority Health programs and partnerships to improve the health of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians include:


Take Action in Your Community

  1. Educate yourself. Read up on the rich history of Asian, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian Americans and the creation of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. 
  2. Raise awareness. Organize a community event to raise awareness about the health disparities that exist among Asian AmericanPacific Islander and Native Hawaiian communities.
  3. Chart your family health history. Knowing your family history is important to understanding your risk for disease and helping your clinicians provide the best care. The “My Family Health Portrait Tool” from the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office provides a private and easy-to-use web-based resource to organize family health history information.
  4. Learn Your Risk  Take the CDC’s Online Hepatitis Risk Assessment and the Screen at 23 Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment