Environmental Protection Agency

Continue building awareness of work impacting AAPI nail salon workers

Continue education, sharing information, to build awareness and work towards reducing the hazardous impacts to AAPI nail salon owners, workers, and customers of chemical exposure to nail salon products. Activity 1) Maintain multi-stakeholder Nail Salon Project partnership in order to improve outreach efforts and overcome cultural and language barriers. Activity 2) Manage a FY 2013 EJ Small Grant to Asian Health Services ...more »

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Department of Commerce

Utilize multilingual employees for translation and interpretation

Utilize multilingual employees for translation and interpretation purposes and during periods of Federally declared disasters by determining the method and policies for assessment of multilingual employees and a planning for how and when they can be used and shared within the agency to provide language services.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Build public-private partnerships with entities around HUD programs

Develop a sustainable strategy to connect private foundations and private entities to AAPI communities in targeted cities with large AAPI populations: 1) Greater Washington DC; 2) New York/New Jersey; 3) San Francisco Bay area; 4) Long Beach/Los Angeles; and 5) Minneapolis/St. Paul [depending on HUD progress, suggest expansion to other gateway communities - Houston, TX/Atlanta, GA/New Orleans, LA in FY 2014 and FY 2015]. ...more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Increase the AAPI community's understanding of key community programs

Create AAPI community/non-profit outreach materials, available in AAPI languages which can be posted on the HUD website and disseminated through WHIAAPI Initiative and the AAPI liaison at the White House Office of Public Engagement. Will promote availability of the outreach materials to the HUD staff at HQ and field offices so they can help disseminate locally.

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Department of the Treasury

Improve services to LEP individuals through translation

Develop protocols within offices conducting external communications to translate (or develop other media - video, webinars, radio announcements - for) public service announcements, press releases, and other information into relevant languages; develop a list of AAPI ethnic media outlets for distribution, and develop plans for community feedback and engagement.

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