Reduce the morbidity and mortality of hepatitis B and improve testing, care, and treatment to prevent liver disease and cancer.
Department of Health and Human Services
Collaborate with AANHPI organizations on outreach and education on the Affordable Care Act by providing technical assistance (TA) and conduct trainings for the AANHPI community-based organizations and health care professionals to enhance outreach and education on the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Support, disseminate, and amplify the evidence-based strategies of the Community Transformation Grants (CTG) program as they relate to the AANHPI population by implementing strategies addressing tobacco-free living, active living and healthy eating, clinical and other preventive services, social and emotional wellness, and healthy and safe physical environments among the AANHPI population.
Improve the integration of behavioral health and primary care delivery systems in order to address mental health and substance abuse disparities among AANHPIs.
Increase the capacity to collect more reliable health data and conduct research for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) to better describe and understand the needs of the population, consistent with the Affordable Care Act's Section 4302 provision: Understanding Health Disparities: Data Collection and Analysis.
Ensure HHS programs and services are in compliance with statutory and regulatory obligation to provide meaningful access to programs to individuals with limited English proficiency and are consistent with the HHS Language Access Plan.
Expand access to information on the Affordable Care Act in additional Asian languages beyond the current translations available in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Tagalog.
Increase the capacity of community-based organizations to provide culturally and linguistically competent behavioral health services for AANHPIs.
Increase capacity of community-based organizations that advocate for programs for early detection and prevention of hepatitis B viral infection in medically underserved AANHPI communities.
Improve the collection, reporting, and disaggregation of data on the AANHPI population to reflect the HHS standards for data collection, analysis, and reporting of racial and ethnic data.
Develop and evaluate hepatitis B, ensure that hospitals and birthing centers administer a birth dose of hep B vaccine, assess best practices for care coordination, demonstrate safety and efficacy of antiviral therapy and vaccination as a means of prevention.
As part of a national program on prevention education, train AANHPIs to become ambassadors in their communities using the "train the trainer" model for prevention education.