12:00 pm EDT on March 18: Press Call on AAPI Community Health Centers and the Impact of the Affordable Care Act

                     white houseHHS
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
March 14, 2014
Please contact: Rui Zhang, Communication and Policy Assistant | rzhang@asiaohio.org | 330-535-3263 x 224
12:00 pm EDT on March 18: Press Call on AAPI Community Health Centers and the Impact of the Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON, DC ‚Äď The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the Department of Health and Human Services will host a conference call to discuss the important role of community health centers (CHCs) in providing care for AAPIs and other underserved communities. ¬†The call will include representatives from the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Asian Health Services, the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, and Asian Services in Action, Inc.¬† Speakers on the call will describe the efforts of CHCs to educate the AAPI community about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act and highlight the upcomingMarch 31st¬†deadline for open enrollment.
WHO:              Dr. Howard K. Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
                       Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), Chair, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
                       Daphne Kwok, Chair, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
                       Sherry Hirota, CEO, Asian Health Services (Oakland, CA) and Vice President, AAPCHO Board of Directors
                       Michael Byun, Executive Director, Asian Services in Action, Inc. (Cleveland, OH)
WHAT:            On-the-record press conference call
WHEN:            Tuesday, March 18, 2014
                       12:00 pm EST
RSVP:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†Members of the media who wish to join this call should dial¬†(800) 230-1951¬†and¬†ask for the ‚ÄúAAPI Week of Action Press Call.‚ÄĚ
                        No passcode is necessary.