APANO will be hosting its first-ever Advocacy Summit on January 11, 2020. We invite Asian and Pacific Islander-identifying community members from around the state to share their stories so we can build a broad collective vision for APANO’s policy and political advocacy over the next two years.
Historic Wins for the API Community
A groundbreaking legislative session adjourned on June 30, and Oregon has once again showed the rest of the country what a progressive agenda that helps families can look like in the face of the Trump administration.
APANO began the 2019 legislative session with an ambitious agenda, and […]
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 Dr. Cissey Ye, DAOM
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Traditional Medicine
Oregon is my home. I grew up Beaverton, I studied Acupuncture and Chinese Traditional Medicine in Portland, and I help heal the community through my clinic in NW Portland (home of the largest concentration of Asian residents outside of SE 82nd Ave in Portland).
A significant part […]
by Austin P., APANO member
We all deserve to be healthy, and no one should go bankrupt to get the care they need. That’s why we need Measure 101, which protects healthcare for 1 out of 4 Oregonians, including 400,000 kids, to make sure that no matter your race/ethnicity, place of origin, gender identity, or financial […]