Campaign

Gurpreet Supports Measure 101

by Gurpreet, Community Member

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant and Sikh community volunteer, I frequently witness the effects accessible healthcare has on the mental and physical wellbeing of our community members. In the South Asian/Indian community, the effects are starkest among our elderly. Many worked in entry level jobs that paid minimum wage, and now, without […]

By | 2018-02-03T00:30:53+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Advocacy, Campaign, Elections, Featured, Health Equity, News & Events, Policy|

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|

Our Families, Our Health: Community Town Halls

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. Healthcare continues to be a challenge for many. Despite real progress to cover working families, over 383,000 Oregonians remain uninsured. These are disproportionately people of […]

By | 2016-11-18T23:23:39+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Campaign, 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|