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Join the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) to learn about the two pandemics impacting Asian and Asian American (A/AA) community members: anti-Asian racism and COVID-19. This learning collaborative will explore diverse perspectives of the two pandemics and highlight innovative care models for A/AA-serving community health centers.

The learning collaborative consists of four 90-minute sessions, held every Tuesday from June 8 through June 29
with the following topics. 
  • Session 1 (June 8): Intersecting Identities of A/AAs, Native Hawaiians (NHs)*, and Pacific Islanders (PIs)*
  • Session 2 (June 15): Understanding A/AA Community Needs Using a Social Determinants of Health Lens
  • Session 3 (June 22): Applying Trauma-Informed Care for A/AA During COVID-19
  • Session 4 (June 29): Combatting Two Pandemics with Community Rooted Interventions


After this learning collaborative, participants will be able to:
  • Better understand the diversity of A/AAs, as well as NHs and PIs*
  • Explore social drivers of health that impact A/AA communities
  • Apply trauma-informed care approaches in serving A/AAs 
  • Discuss the two pandemics affecting A/AAs: anti-Asian racism and COVID-19
*This learning collaborative will focus primarily on Asian/Asian American communities that have been disproportionately targeted with violence during the pandemic. AAPCHO recognizes the impact of racism through systemic discrimination that has impacted NHs and PIs before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Policies that aggregate A/AA, NH, and PI population data and limit the eligibility for particular A/AA, NH, and PI groups/subgroups to access safety net programs are just two examples that will be further addressed in a future LC. For more information about the effect of COVID-19 on the NHs and PIs, visit the Pacific Islander Center of Primary Care Excellence’s website: https://pi-copce.org/covid19response/.

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