AAPCHO Applauds House Passage of Build Back Better Act
Urges Swift Passage in the Senate
November 19, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON—The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, H.R. 5376.
Jeffrey B. Caballero, MPH, AAPCHO’s executive director, said:
“AAPCHO applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Build Back Better Act. This historic legislation will help improve health equity and access for many, including Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders throughout the country and in the U.S. territories. We commend its important investments to strengthen community health centers and the public health workforce, and commitments to address affordable housing, childcare, paid leave, public education, clean energy, and other longstanding inequities.
“AAPCHO and our member community health centers urge the Senate to swiftly pass the Build Back Better Act. We look forward to it being signed into law.”
AAPCHO is a national association of community health organizations dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration and leadership that improves the health status and access of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the United States, the U.S. territories, and Freely Associated States. For more information on AAPCHO, please visit www.aapcho.org.
Kristine Cecile Alarcon, MPH, (510) 671-5054, firstname.lastname@example.org