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Oregon Momentum for COFA Healthcare

Today the Oregon Legislature convened for their annual five week “short session” and we are pleased to announce that one of APANO’s top Our Families Our Health legislative priorities – HB 4071 Restoring COFA Healthcare – had a successful public hearing and was voted out of the House Healthcare Committee with a unanimous […]

By | 2016-11-18T23:23:38+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Campaign, Capitol, Events, Health Equity, Legislative Advocacy, Partners|

Our Families, Our Health Campaign

by Kathy Wai
Policy Advocacy Coordinator

Healthy, thriving families lead to strong, resilient communities. When we are healthy, we are more likely to live fulfilling lives and contribute to a vibrant and productive Oregon. Every Oregonian, regardless of the color of their skin, their place of origin, their gender identity, their sexual orientation or financial […]

By | 2015-11-25T23:27:32+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Campaign, Health Equity, News & Events|

APANO Community Town Halls: A Place to Tell Our Stories

jeanyamamoto (1) Jean Yamamoto, campaign team member and APANO board member.

by Jean Yamamoto
Our Families, Our Health campaign team member and APANO board member

There’s a broad range of how Asian and Pacific Islanders experience healthcare, wellness, and access to health services. I am […]

By | 2016-11-18T23:23:39+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Health Equity, News & Events|

Campaign for Health Equity & Access

by Joseph Santos-Lyons and Kathy Wai

During our Many Rivers Project, APANO’s statewide listening circles initiative that started in 2009, we directly heard from community members about a range of systemic barriers to healthcare.  We listened to low-income working class Asian and Pacific Islanders who were barred from the Oregon Health Plan (OHA, our Medicaid program) […]

By | 2016-11-18T23:23:43+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Campaign, Health Equity, News & Events|

APANO Member Spotlight: Kara on Gender and Queer Justice

In a workshop APANO’s Strong Families group leads, we do an exercise where we talk about why a nuclear family model—a mom at home, a dad at work, with kids, living under the same roof—does or does not resonate with us. I frequently share that, as a transracial adoptee, while I grew up in a […]

By | 2016-11-18T23:23:43+00:00 March 16th, 2015|Health Equity, News & Events|